Historical information

Purchased for the household by Mary Taffe in the 1950s.


An example of the use of crafted objects for household use before the introduction of lightweight mass produced plastics.

Physical description

Oval shaped cane Laundry/washing basket with two handles c. 1950. These baskets were produced from the 19th century until the 1950s when other materials e.g. plastic replaced them. This style of washing basket was commonly used by families until the introduction of cheap plastic baskets.

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