Second Lives: 10 Surprising New Uses for Old Baskets
Sure, they’re pretty good at storing your socks, and they’re a great place to stash blankets, but it turns out that baskets can do a lot more than just those obvious tasks. These 10 unexpected uses for the humble basket prove once and for all that it’s the hardest-working accessory around the house. Above: A mini garden of plants fill woven baskets and pieces of pottery in this scene shot by Tessa Neustadt for Amber Interiors.
Mundimba tribe girl in giant basket - Angola
Those giant baskets are used to keep the grains in Mundimba tribe, in south Angola. The little girl wanted a picture inside, and jumped. But..there was already a goat sleeping in the shadow of the basket inside! © Eric Lafforgue www.ericlafforgue.com
Swing-Handled Egg Basket, #9-97
Swing-Handled Egg Basket, #9-97 by Aaron Yakim. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.