This basket is a replica of a Roman original from the 1st-2nd century AD. Baskets like this were used for all kinds of activities in the classical world. They were also used for collecting dried flowers.
Dried flowers give a pleasent scent to the house, the Romans thought this cleaned the air they breathed. The Romans also believed that the nice scents rose up to the heavens and were a positive influence for the gods. This reed basket measures 15 x 6 cm and is completely handmade.