Heading across the French countryside many years ago might have entailed wearing a backpack basket to toss items in along the way. The wide mouth and rounded front tapering dramatically to a narrower base made carrying more comfortable. It could lean against a fence or tree trunk, while its owner gathered fruits and other wild-grown goods. As a classic reproduction, this wall-mount basket complete with rope straps and wood skid is just as engaging in its style and sense of history. As a collectible crafted in rattan, the weave is traditional and retains a natural finish. In entries, kitchens and dining rooms, it can hold long-stemmed flowers cut fresh from the garden or become a permanent container for faux greenery.