Red Salem Basket

The Red Salem Basket is a  beautiful red market basket made to hold your interest or your objects. It is 12″Hx11″Wx’7″D. It could hold a bottle of wine, a loaf of French bread and cheese; gloves and mittens; mail, or just your interest. It is a perfect size to sit on a counter or shelf or could hang from a hook.

Now into my 34th year of basket making, this is basket number 10505. I spent most of my basketmaking career participating in high end craft shows and made museum quality baskets that became part of many public collections. Now that I am off the road and in my studio full time, I am making a variety of baskets as art objects and functional pieces.

The dye in this basket is very special. It is henna and madder dyed

The dye process is two weeks. The weaver stays in the dyepot a week then goes into a salt, vinegar, and water bath another week to set the color and bleed out the excess dye. It is as lightfast and colorfast as a dye can be. It is a sturdy little basket that will last generations.

My baskets are shipped priority mail and come signed, dated, and numbered.


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Photo of Billie Ruth Sudduth's Red Salem Basket