Baskets add a piece of history as well as décor to our homes going back in time when objects were handmade out of necessity rather than for a hobby. They were used in the home to hold things like potatoes, onions, flowers and to carry eggs. Again we are finding out that baskets are practical, space saving for storage and attractive. They can add an extra splash of color to any room.
No one is really sure who made the first baskets or when they were made, but the Egyptian, Romans, and Britons were all very talented in the art of making baskets. Many believe though that the Southwest Native American Indians could have been weaving and using a type of coiled basketry as early as 7,000 B.C.