Basketry

Miniature skeinwork

Wine bottle in progress | Photo: Esmé Hofman

Exquisite willow skeinwork is also applied in the little baskets found in dollshouses. The long history of skeinwork becomes obvious when we view the dollshouses from the 18th century found at for instance Het Haags Gemeentemuseum or Het Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Almost all baskets found are made from fine willow skeins.

Fine details

All baskets show very fine details and are made with even more attention than it’s bigger examples. What makes these small baskets even more special is that they show us how the decoration of a 18th century house in Amsterdam looked like as the small items are exact replicas. The baskets show the highest level of craftmanship and measure often not more than a few centimeters. On command I design new models or make a replica of the old pieces.

Take a look at my Etsy shop ( EsmeHofman ) which models are in stock.


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  1. Miniature skeinwork
  2. Woven furniture
  3. Skeinwork a special trade

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