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Authentic and traditional hand-woven rush cheese basket

Authentic and traditional hand-woven rush cheese basket

Regular price $29.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $29.00 USD
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Hand-woven fuscelle are containers used for the production of cheese and ricotta. They are made of natural rush material, and are woven manually to create a solid, resistant and flexible structure. The shape and size of the molds varies depending on the type of cheese or ricotta you want to produce. The base of the mold allows you to eliminate excess liquid from the cheese, thus improving the consistency and taste of the finished product.

In the years to come they acquired a particular exclusivity and charm that distinguishes the culture and tradition of southern Italy . Thanks to the scarcity and after the advent of some materials that have replaced their use, these unique pieces have become true ornamental design objects and are highly sought after by those who want to furnish and enrich the interior spaces of their home . Example: use in the bathroom as a cosmetic or towel holder or as a food basket for bread, fruit etc

The art of weaving , very widespread in southern Italy in Calabria, Sicily, Puglia, Basilicata and Sardinia, has its roots in very ancient times and in those small territories where people lived mainly from agriculture and pastoralism , baskets were created for every use such as dryers, brooms, chairs, baskets for collecting fruit or mushrooms and much more.

Traditional product

Project by La Bottega del Pollino


  • river water plant material
  • flexible, scented and resistant


  • Diameter 15 cm on average, being a handmade product and therefore each unique piece could vary by a few centimetres.

Shipments and returns

This information is provided for the site " http://www, " ( Site ) owned by Di Nicola Cino with headquarters in Morano Calabro in via Ferrante 10, VAT number 03817430782, Cino Nicola, nicolacino94@pec. it (Cs) Rea: CS - 259107 Company name: Cino Nicola


    • The products will be shipped in 2/5 working days, this will depend on the type of packaging, the shipping destination, the quantity of items ordered and any customization of the products
    • The couriers used are Sda, DHL, UPS, shipping times are very short, 1/3 working days in Italy, 3/7 days in Europe, 5/15 days in other continents (Sometimes it may take longer for extra shipments EU for any customs delays
    • Shipments are insured, in case of loss of package, non-delivery or in case of damaged items the customer will always be reimbursed by the seller
    • Complaints must be sent within a maximum of 48 hours of receiving the package. It is mandatory to attach photos of any damage to the package or items.
    • Accept the package with reserve in case the outside is damaged
    • returns are made to the address: Morano Calabro in via Ferrante 10 87016 within 14 days of receiving the package, the items must arrive intact and undamaged, shipping costs are paid by the buyer
    • Shipping is free in Italy for orders over €100

Here you can find the general conditions of sale


  • From the moment the seller makes a refund, the amount will be paid within 15 working days using the same payment method with which the customer placed the order. This timing does not depend on us but on the bank and its banking circuit.
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