Made of woven willow (or split bamboo) this vintage pair of fishing creel baskets, or fish trap baskets, are one of the coolest things we've come across in some time. Most likely of Philippine Island origin, the story goes that they were used to place small, "fresh caught" fish inside of it, without the fish escaping. They could swim in, but not out! Completely hand-woven and has no metal fasteners to secure it together, the user would likely have to unweave it get the fish out.
These baskets are works of art and almost look like a simple vase. Could be used in your home as a beautiful piece of antique decor...just about anywhere in your house!
Dimensions: Lg, 11" W x 5" D x 11 3/4" H, Sm, 9 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W x 5" D