At any French marche you will find traditional baskets or paniers, in the hands of shoppers~
or a vendre, for sale~
the array is phenomenal, artesan French in the case of the baskets in osier~
Madame is there as always in Beaune~she always has a LOT of baskets!
Around the market here in Beaune, baskets figure prominently. I mentioned they are used in display. Here they are also in function, a few vendors use them to weigh produce~
but mostly, you see them in the hands of shoppers~
a very few from Ghana, not many~
mostly in Beaune, the traditional French reed or osier~
you see osier baskets more than any other;
I didn't find a lot that I liked in terms of baskets, but I did buy two of the very largest baskets I could find, for a carryon; these are positively gargantuan~
but I liked the blue stripe....
I have other vintage baskets on the way that I will post on later. Tonight I want to enjoy my last eve in Beaune with R....it's sad to leave; he always wishes I could stay longer, and so do I!