Natural Vine Baskets for your Wedding, Horsehair baskets, and weaving by award-winning artist Pamela Zimmerman.
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Woven Flower, Fiber Art Sculpture, Soft Sculpture, Blossom, Coral Orange Red, by Fiber Artist Pamela Zimmerman
$340.00 FREE shipping
Set of 3 Primitive Twig Figures, Hunting Magic, Prehistoric Woven Deer, Ornament, Archeaological Deer, Antelope, Huntsman's Talisman, Set AD
Set of 3 Primitive Twig Figures, Hunting Magic, Prehistoric Woven Deer, Ornament, Archeaological Deer, Antelope, Huntsman's Talisman, Set D
Dressed Skeleton Garland, Custom Colors Halloween Banner Decoration, Skeletons with Tutus, Goth Wedding, Ballerina Skeleton
Woven Bottle, Reed Covered Bottle, George Dickle Whiskey, Cushioned Liquor Container, Wickerwork on Glass
Cornucopia Miniature, Wedding Holiday Decor for Flower Girl, Ring Bearer, Up to 2 Ready to Ship Honeysuckle, Wicker
Woven Bottle, Reed Covered Bottle, Godiva Liqueur, Cushioned Liquor Container, Wickerwork on Glass
Wild Vine Basket Nest, Garden Pod, Nature Inspired Decor, Baby Shower Decoration, Home Decor Basket
Ceramic Eggs, Wireable: Pink and Blue. Adorable For Your Wedding Attendant Basket, or if expecting Twins!
Ready to Ship, Ring Bearer Birds Nest, Rainbow, Colored Basket, Random Weave, Colorful, Mossy Basket
Ring Bearer Pillow Alternative, Rustic Country, Woodland Barn, Cottage Wedding, Birds Nest With Birds, Baby Shower
Moon Wall Sculpture, Pine Needle Basket - Honeywing Catches the Spritely Moon, Woven Wall Hanging, Catching the Moon
$200.00 FREE shipping
Incredible Vintage Cookbook with additions, Jim Beard's Complete Book of Barbecue & Rotisserie Cooking
Horsehair Basket Christmas Ornament, Glass Ball, Dark Horsehair on Blue, Tiny Basket, Basketmakers gift, MIniature Horse hair Basket
Extreme Undulation, Horsehair Wave Basket , Coiled Horsehair Basket Scuplture, wabi sabi
$130.00 FREE shipping
sharon on Nov 30, 20225 out of 5 stars
Love, love, love my new tiny little navajo rug. I have a large one purchased years ago, but love the minis. Great seller!!
Myra on Oct 29, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is awesome! I plan to hang it in my kitchen with a bouquet of bright little flowers - I know it will be beautiful! Thank you for the perfect packaging and quick shipment! I'm very happy!
Myra on Oct 29, 20225 out of 5 stars
I was drawn to this Eye of God immediately - it isn't often that I add an item to my cart and purchase it right away! I can't wait to hang this in my home so I can see it every day. Thank you for the perfect packaging and quick shipment!
say19831986 on Jul 20, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful and as described. Fast shipping and a pleasure to buy from!
Liz on May 17, 20225 out of 5 stars
Thank you for sending out my order so quickly! The items arrived just as pictured! I had several Little Kiddles as a child, and now collect them for my 7 year old granddaughter! They will be very loved❤️
angelaspatula on Jan 14, 20225 out of 5 stars
WOW such a cute, quaint little chair, looks just like the photo I'm so happy thank you!
Skullbleu on Nov 13, 20215 out of 5 stars
Awesome hat! Amazing price! Wonderful communication! Thank you very much!
Stephanie on Oct 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful; fast delivery; would order again
Linda on Oct 13, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautifully crafted at a reasonable price. Looks just like it's picture. Just what I wanted to add to my collection.
About My Baskets
If you are looking for my ooak funky pottery, it has moved to Hobbitware.etsy.com Thanks for coming back! :)
If you are looking at Green Wedding Baskets, you are probably cherishing our environment. Thank you. How are they "green"? They are made with wild, natural plants that are gathered sustainably & woven fresh, by me, 1 at a time. No chemicals or pesticides. Baskets purchased in shops have LOTS of chemicals in them. Though woven by hand, they are almost always imported. Commercial basketry materials are often treated with chemicals to make them ready for weaving. Goodness, is THAT what you want your little flower girl carrying in your wedding? I think not.
That is also how "reed" is also treated. Reed and finished baskets are also fumigated to deter agricultural pests when imported. Baskets at the local store may be inexpensive, but are also laden with chemicals & pesticide!
I decided to make something more eco friendly and safe for your little attendants to carry in your wedding...that's how Green Wedding Baskets were born. You're welcome :) All my Green Wedding Baskets are made with material I find & collect myself. It usually takes a couple of weeks to render a dried basket, and the process is like this:
I find the material, which often takes several days.Harvesting & processing & judge for wetness is usually 2 days. This might include removal of leaves and roots, etc. I also split some types of vines, and remove some kinds of bark. This process is very hard on my hands, and i generally cannot process and weave the same day.
The 3rd day is the first day i can weave. Sometimes the vines are not dry enough, and need to rest for a longer period of time. I try to weave all the material i have collected at once, making any basket sets at the same time. As they dry, the baskets will change, & weaving them all at once is usually the only way i can make them of the same relative size, shape and aspect.
After weaving, the baskets are weighted (usually with natural heart shaped rocks found by my children in the water near our family retreat!) or hung to help them keep the shape i want. They will dry for at least a week, usually three, but this depends on the weather. The green materials shrink a great deal, and sometimes i overweave them again after they have dried (start at step one all over again!)
Horsehair baskets were historically made by Native American basketmakers as a demonstration of their skill, & only the very best could make them. I love a horsehair basket best as a cherished memento of a beloved horse (yes, I will weave one with your horse's hair!) But some people just love to have a little miniature. How are they made? I had to figure it out by myself, because there are no books or classes on this. So i learned it the same way the Native Americans did, by working very hard at being a superlative basketmaker, and developing my own techniques for working with the hair.
The horsehair baskets are very tiny baskets, ranging from about 1/4" to about 3". The smallest ones are VERY challenging to make, tiny weaving is considered the best demonstration of a very skilled basket weaver.The photos you see on your computer monitor are often 10x the size of the actual basket! Hairs are handled individually, and holding the piece in order to coil it cramps the fingers. I can only produce a few very tiny ones at a time, and I have to stop and rest for a few days. It is also very easy to sew my finger to the basket, if i am not careful!
Unless you are sending me hair from your horse, I purchase my hair from reputable dealers who buy their hair from Mongolian horses. These horses are live. As it is very cold in Mongolia, they grow hair very quickly, and their owners harvest their tail hair to sell for money. The hair has been cleaned. If you would like to know about sending me your horse's hair to weave with, please message me, and i would be happy to talk with you about it.
I am known for my horsehair baskets, not many weavers attempt them. I have won over 500 awards at Fine Art and other Shows with my weavings. For an abbreviated Curriculum Vitae, please see my regular website at http://www.PamelaZimmerman.net , where my body of fine artwork is displayed.
All work shown on this shop is done by myself, with the exception of the postcards and notecards depicting my work, which are printed by professional printers.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
for full bio, please see my art website at http://www.PamelaZimmerman.net
Litho Graphix Offset Printing
This is a local printer, owned and operated with ethical practices, and providing personal service. They make the printed card inserts and provide the envelopes for the cards.
CA, United States
A well-known, domestic printer, they printed my postcards, using my layout and images generated by Ronald L. Sowers Photography.
Ronald L. Sowers Photography
Rocky Mount, NC
Specializing in product and fine art photography. My "art" pieces are photographed by this photographer. All photos by Ronald L. Sowers are credited in the listings.
Accepted payment methods
Returns & exchanges
Baskets are lightweight, and require padding. Large boxes are sometimes required. Shippers do not like large, lightweight boxes, and thus require "balloon" upcharges.
Generally, packages are sent US Mail, unless you request otherwise...But I reserve the right to choose a carrier, and if you would like to request one, please do. The buyer is responsible for postage, so if your chosen carrier is more expensive, expect to pay that expense. Please inquire, if you are not sure. FedEx Home Delivery is often a very reasonable alternative. Please note that FedEX requires a delivery phone number, which is only given to FedEx. I will not call you. It is important to have this number in case the carrier has difficulty delivering your package.
International shipping has become very expensive. If you are outside the US, and would like a quote on shipping, please contact me and let me know which piece(s) you are interested in, and i will give a personalized quote.
Additional policies and FAQs
BASKETS: the areas where i usually gather my natural materials have been clear cut (logged) and so i am seeking out new areas to collect organic, natural vines. Because of this, Custom orders are running about 4 weeks. This gives me time to find the materials, prepare them, weave the item, let it dry properly, and then ship. If you need your basket faster, please use the "contact" link to send me a message BEFORE you buy. Some items can be hurried, some cannot.
Please see note below about RUSH orders. Generally, the fastest a custom basket may be delivered, from green vine, is 2 weeks. If you need a basket in less than 2 weeks, it is best to choose from my ready to ship baskets. I welcome inquiries as to whether i have a basket that is not listed, but ready to ship, i may have just what you are looking for already in the process of drying, or ready to be listed.
Please realize that there is a great deal of variation in these handcrafted items made of wild materials. I cannot control the number or character of the tendrils and roots, how many or color of leaves, or affect how the vine grows, and this is what makes it look wild. It is entirely normal for there to be slight kinks in the handle, lower areas of the rim, little places where the basket is "not round." This is part of the reason why brides who are looking for the "not cookie cutter" affect are happy to find me. Because they know, even when made with the same materials as another bride's, that their items will not be duplicates of someone else's. They are handwoven unique. The "rustic" trend in weddings brings in little wild "uncontrolled" elements into the carefully planned, beautifully sculpted and pure looking landscape and provides great contrast.
CUSTOM RUSH ORDERS:
RUSH custom orders are subject to a RUSH charge. This is a non-refundable fee that places your orders at the front of the queue. This charge is payable up front, and if you choose not to purchase the work that results from your rush order, it is NOT returned to you.
Even rush baskets still require some drying time, and paying a premium rush fee does not lessen this. If you wish to receive your finished basket inside a week, BOTH a rush fee AND expedited, premium shipping would be required, to assure the basket does not mildew in transit. Expedited shipping is at least $35 (transit company fees, not mine.) If you are west of the Mississippi river, expedited shipping will probably be over $100.
MULTIPLE ORDERS AND DISCOUNTS:
Everything you see here is made by hand, one at a time. So discounts are not given for multiple item orders.
WHOLESALE: So sorry, each item is one of a kind, and wholesale is not offered.
Thank you very much for your understanding, patience, and for purchasing handmade.
Frequently asked questions
Is there time for Custom baskets before my wedding?
Custom orders take about 4 weeks. This gives me time to find the materials, prepare, weave, let it dry properly, and then ship. If you need your basket faster, please send me a message BEFORE you buy. Some items can be hurried, some cannot. There is an extra fee, payable in advance, for "Rush" orders.
How are Green Wedding Baskets "Green?"
Baskets listed as "green" in my shop are made with wild, natural vines and other plants that are gathered sustainably and woven fresh, by me, one at a time. No chemicals or pesticides, either in the growing, or the making!