Dimensions: Basket itself approximately 12 inches tall, diamter of base is 5 inches. The handle adds another 11 inches to the piece.
Lillie was inspired and practical with this design...use it to carry a bottle of wine, she says, to a party. The grasses will keep a chilled bottle cool and absorb the moisture.
Her inspiration and skill insures that each will be unique in design and coloration. She gathers and dries her own grasses to insure their quality.
Baskets are purchased by museums and art collectors throughout the world, such as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution. Each basket reflects the artist's skill as both designer and technician. A basket's value increases with age and with proper care will last indefinitely. Examples of Lowcountry coil basketry exist that are well over a century old.
Because the grasses used in these baskets are from wetlands and marsh areas, water will not hurt them. With a soft brush or cloth, they can be carefully washed in soapy water and rinsed thoroughly in cold water. They should then be air dried. This is the only care they require.