Hand-Woven Willow Easter Egg Basket


The Easter egg hunt has its origins in German folklore, where colourful eggs were hidden by the Easter Hare to be found by children who had been good. Queen Victoria hunted for painted eggs when she was a child and she and Prince Albert continued the tradition with their own children – hiding eggs around the palace and gardens on Maundy Thursday.

This willow-woven basket is just waiting to be filled with chocolate treasure. Aberdeenshire maker Helen Jackson uses her own willow, which she coppices every year when the sap is down and the leaves have fallen before drying it until it is ready to be used. She uses traditional basketry techniques – for this basket she has used a pairing weave on the base, waling weave up the sides and a simple pegged handle. Willow is the ultimate ‘green’ material – absorbing carbon as it grows and regenerating every year after harvest. Being handmade, each basket is entirely unique.

Choose the basket by itself or filled with 24 foil-covered artisan-made eggs from The Braemar Chocolate Shop.

Ingredients: Caribe chocolate (45% cocoa solids), Papouasie chocolate (35.8% cocoa solids), Mexique chocolate (66.1% cocoa solids), sugar, cocoa butter, whole Milk powder, Milk powder, emulsifier (Soya lecithin), vanilla extract. Mexique Dark - pink & brown foils, Caribe Milk - gold & yellow foils, Papouasie Milk - green foils. For allergens see ingredients in Bold. 

Made in a kitchen that handles NutsGluten and Sulphites. Store in a cool dark place our of direct sunlight.

Due to ongoing issues across the UK with all delivery platforms, we cannot guarantee arrival of your purchases before the January 4th. Thank you for your patience. 

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The Fife Arms, Mar Rd, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YN, Scotland.​

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We aim to dispatch all orders within 5 working days. 
Please note that we do not deliver to all destinations from all of our shipping locations, and we are unable to deliver items to the following destinations from any of our shipping locations: Aaland Islands, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Georgia, Gibraltar, Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Timor Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

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If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you can return it to us no later than 28 days from the date you receive it and provided the item is in saleable condition, we will refund or exchange the item(s), excluding any delivery charges.

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To arrange a return or exchange, please contact customer services using the above below or by email at shop@thefifearms.com
On receipt of your returns request, we will email you a returns label to attach to the packaged item(s).If you would like to arrange a return via home collection or a collection point drop off, please inform us when you submit your returns request and we can help organise this with you.
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You are responsible for each item until we receive it.
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Helen Jackson

Helen Jackson – whose willow-work steer heads can be seen in The Farmer bedroom at The Fife Arms – uses traditional techniques of willow basketmaking while exploring new ideas and form. Using soft plant fibres to make baskets requires specialist skills, such as looping, coiling, twining and plaiting. Helen is a member of the Scottish Basketmakers’ Circle, the Heritage Crafts Association and the Heckleburn Quines – an artist and makers’ collective based in Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

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