Willow braiding

The flexible wood makes the willow twig ideal for, for example, willow braiding of baskets, wicker fences, arches and willows and plant stands.

Since ancient times, we have braided willow in Denmark. Doors of wicker willow and eel rushes are known in the older Iron Age.

From antiquity to the 1950s, wickerwork was common in Denmark, they were handicrafts, and the braided cases were used for practical purposes in everyday life.

Willow was a useful plant that easily took root, provided shelter and could e.g. used for hop sticks, wicker, band and thatch and broom.

In the 16th century, the peasants were required to plant willow for wicker fences so that the animals could be kept out of the cultivated fields and gardens.

At Lystbækgaard, we occasionally hold a course in wicker.

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Berit Kiilerich

Lystbækgaard

Lystbækvej 1, Torsted

6990 Ulfborg

Ringkøbing Skjern Kommune

Denmark

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