I have a problem when I have to tell young people about splint baskets. Not so much in terms of how this type of baskets was made - but how widespread it was, the quantities produced. For the people in Denmark today ‘making a basket’ is a person making a basket. But splint baskets were made as mass production with division of labor and machinery, where it was possible. I call it industrial crafts. Perhaps, I thought, it gives an idea of the quantities if I focus more on the material, the huge forest of tree logs that have passed to Denmark to end as splint baskets. Here is the story: We had a factory in Denmark.
A Swedish forest moved to Denmark 1900 – 1970