What makes and Amish basket different?
- Dedication to high quality craftsmanship
- They make them like they use them, so very functional
It’s the dedication to quality and craftsmanship! No matter who is working, they are very detailed and careful to make sure the person receiving their basket has something that can be passed down for many years to come.
This dedication to quality has been passed down from generation to generation, and when you enter their shop, you often see three generations weaving at one time. Grandma is usually the stickler, instructing the younger ones to re-do something or soak that reed just a little bit longer in order to create a perfect corner.
The dedication to quality comes from the Amish lifestyle, which means to care for your neighbor as if they are your own family member. You see this in each basket. As they weave it, they are often envisioning the home it will rest in and what the people might do with the basket. They tell stories of their own experiences and want to share not only quality in product, but quality of life with each and every basket owner.