This French Grape pickers basket or trug was bought in a village just outside Epernay, the Champagne capital. The basket was designed to have a strap going through the 2 slots and to fastened on the hip and round the waist, so the back has a lovely curve. This enables the grape picker to lay the grapes in the basket and not bend down or drop them in. There are 3 handles under the outside rim of the trug. These are sometimes also used for seed or grain hand scattering.
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This item is similar to 30541 but larger
Product Code: 30539
Styling: This will make a great flower basket or garden planter. It will make a good prop for displaying grapes or as a wine cooler filled with ice. It has a flat bottom so will stand on the ground or sit on a table.