This EXTREMELY RARE Longaberger Market Basket with a single fixed handle is a special patriotic design with a weave of alternating red, natural and blue stains. This basket was hand woven by Jerry Longaberger (#3) on September 25, 2001, a mere two weeks after the infamous 9/11 attacks on the United States. To commemorate the brevity and historical significance of this basket, eight additional Longaberger siblings signed this basket as well.
The Longaberger Company, Dresden Ohio, created handwoven baskets out of hardwood maple sourced from the US, pottery, hand-forged wrought iron and other items for over forty years, from 1973 to 2018. The company reopened in 2019 with artisans still located in Dresden Ohio who create baskets just as they had for a century before. Longaberger baskets are handwoven baskets and initialed by the artisan who created them. At the height of the company's popularity there were over 4,000 weavers and over 70,000 home consultants. I have a great deal of inventory that was either stored or used for display purposes during my time as a consultant.
YOU WILL RECEIVE THE EXACT BASKET SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS AS EVIDENCED BY THE WEAVERS' UNIQUE INITIALS. I'm just a regular gal and all items come from my personal collections and have been and are currently stored in my climate controlled, smoke free, pet free home. Thank you for considering me!