Three cute graduated sized horsehair baskets, they nest inside each other.
The largest is 1 5/8" wide and 1/2" tall.
The next little basket is 7/8" wide and 3/8" tall.
The last, baby basket is 5/8" wide and 1/4" tall.
It has a clear glass rochelle bead stitched to the rim as a handle, to make removal easier.
All the baskets are coiled of mixed dark horsehair, stitched with red waxed nylon (also called artificial sinew.)
A great collectible for shadowboxes, dollhouses, miniaturists and collectors.
Horsehair baskets are highly prized and collectible because they are difficult to make and very few basketmakers make them. The tiny ones are particularly difficult to make because it requires great dexterity. It is especially challenging to make a set of nested baskets that fit inside each other in graduated sizes.
The carved stone horse is provided for relative scale, is not included in sale of baskets.
See all my horsehair baskets, large and small here
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