White Oak Creel
Split-work construction; white oak weaving and quarter-sawn oak lid; saddle leather strap
The basket shown is now part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum collection, a gift of Martha G. Ware and Steven R. Cole.
It’s made on a mold to maintain a perfect shape and will make a great complement to a fine bamboo fly rod. Or, as my cycling friends were keen to suggest, it makes a primo handlebar basket (without the lid).This is a popular basket that will make a wonderful and durable heirloom.