This medium sized, oval shaped melon basket is handwoven by the Amish in a unique tulip shape and is perfect for carrying and displaying nearly anything. Transform any room in your home into a showplace when you display this one-of-a-kind melon or what is sometimes called a buttocks basket. By weaving this medium gathering basket into a special tulip shape, it is sure to add a unique look in your rustic, farmhouse, country, or cabin themed decor. The special diamond weaved pattern on each side of this tulip basket (known among basket weavers as a “God's Eye” woven pattern) adds extra charm and durability to this basket. The rounded shape also makes this tulip shaped basket a wonderful egg gathering basket. Uses for this medium sized handmade basket are nearly endless, from holding fruit, storing your knitting or crocheting projects, keeping books or other items neatly stored away, or simply filling with greenery or other seasonal decorations to accent your decor. This medium sized Amish Tulip shaped melon or egg basket is handcrafted by Old-Order Amish families in the Heartland of the USA and will be signed by the craftsperson who creates your special tulip shaped buttocks basket.
Measures: 12 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 8" tall
We are the online market for three Old Order Amish families who live and skillfully weave high-quality baskets in their Old Order Amish community in the American Heartland.
Each woven wicker basket shown on our site is handcrafted by an Amish family who is sustaining their simple and faith-filled way of life by selling their baskets through the AmishBaskets.com marketplace.
The quality of the handmade baskets available here is a result of the old-world attention to detail that each Amish family member gives to every basket they weave.
The great skill, patience, and craftsmanship used to produce our quality woven baskets is a tradition that has been passed down in each Amish family from one generation to the next for over a century.
Through a unique combination of select quality wood materials and masterful hand weaving, our premium baskets are guaranteed to provide you with enduring beauty, value, and usefulness.
All of the baskets sold through the AmishBaskets.com marketplace are individually handmade in the USA to be heirloom quality collectible showpieces.
You may find this basket style replicated in Longaberger and Peterboro type baskets, but our baskets come with the original Amish durability and heartfelt craftsmanship that you can only find in each of our traditional Amish family's devotion to quality.
Each basket purchased through our site is certified to be an authentic Amish handcrafted basket made in the USA.
To make your basket unique and valuable, the family member who crafts your basket signs their name to it. As an extra personal touch, if the family member who makes your basket is under 18, they will also put their age next to their name.
This is an example of a family member signing the bottom of a handmade basket when they have finished weaving it. (Note: Of course, Katieann cannot weave all the baskets. Some baskets are woven by one of her brothers, sisters, or parents. Whoever weaves your woven wicker basket will be the person who puts their own name on it when they finish.)
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