Colouring, characteristics and manufacture
Boiled (natural brown)
The willow harvest of our standard articles is cooked with bark for several hours.
During the long cooking process, the tannic acid in the bark is released and colours the white willow wood into the typical brown tone (a preservative effect also occurs). Subsequently, the willow is peeled.
The willow wood is then rinsed with clear water and, after complete drying, dipped in a colourless water-based varnish suitable for food. The basket surface is now protected by a protective film which prevents the penetration of dirt or germs.
The willow rods are directly processed unpeeled without further pre-treatment. Their moisture content is relatively high and they are initially firmly interwoven.
After complete drying, the diameter of the willow rods shrinks slightly. This makes the entire wickerwork structure somewhat looser. Finally, the wickerwork is dipped in water-based varnish.
The delivery time for this execution usually lasts approx. 3 weeks.