French vintage mushroom baskets have a firm base so no precious contents are lost and a curved base making two dips to sort as you pick. It is long bit not too deep so the mushrooms don't get squashed, deep enough so they don't fall out.
Mushroom hunting is taken bery seriously in France.
I use this style in the garden for picking flowers as the shape lends itself well to laying the stems across. It's great for picking two different types of vegetables for dinner from the vegetables patch.
This vintage basket is traditionally made. The wicker is solid and the two colours making an attractive pattern.
it measures approximately 15" 38cm long and 8.75" 22cm wide, standing approximately 10.5" 17cm tall.