A Rucksack

 For a very long time I have wanted a rucksack.  I am not quite sure why I didn't get one years ago.  I've been thinking that walking to markets to buy vegetables would be fun and also good exercise so I finally ordered one.  It only took a few weeks for the woman to weave it and it arrived a couple days ago.

 It is made with natural reed, seagrass and has a hardwood handle.

 I ordered it stained with black walnut weavers stain. I also ordered the custom leather harness with brass hardware.

 The company that makes these is Adirondack Basketry.

 This is the largest they make and is 22 inches long.

Very sturdy and nice looking too.  I better fill it with lightweight veggies until I get used to wearing this thing! 

Comments

Suzanne said…
This would be PERFECT to take to the farmers market! I just love it!
luckybunny said…
It's beautiful! I've wanted to learn how to make these for a while now. Love them.
Laurie said…
with the amount of veggies you go through for the shelter maybe you should have bought two,
they are beautiful, I have saw these around, like a work of art!
TARYTERRE said…
Have never seen a rucksack before. How neat.
cl said…
How beautiful!
Beautiful!
It looks like what we call Näverkont. Näver is the bark from the birch tree though but it looks very similar.

Have a great day!
Christer.
The original back-pack!
Farm Friendly said…
Love it! I have a small backpack for my veggies when I go to the produce stands.
MandaBurms said…
STUNNING!!!

I hope you had a lovely birthday and the men enjoyed their birthday meal at the shelter.
Love Leanne
Patty Woodland said…
It's really a work of art. Those skills are being lost, I fear.
greekwitch said…
I have never heard of them before. It looks great!
How did the guys at the shelter react when they saw their steak dinner?
Adirondack Basketry, hu...

"Auntie" sezzzzzz...: Thank You to Canada!!!
John Gray said…
Send it me
I love it x
Dog Trot Farm said…
Good evening Joyce, Belated Happy Birthday to you! I see you're still cooking up a storm...you have such a giving and generous heart... What a lovely, well constructed basket. I own one somewhat similar purchased from L.L.Bean many years ago, this basket is very handy. I see spring has come to your neck of the woods! Greetings to you, Julie.
What a fun way to bring home your vegetables from the farmers market. Not to mention, it is just a really cool looking basket.
Willow said…
Oh lovely it is ... now I too want a rucksack, yet another wonderful thing on my wish list!
I think it is absolutely beautiful!
If anyone deserves something beautiful to bring home her groceries in, you do!
Deb said…
It is just gorgeous. As Dog Trot Farm mentioned, LLBean had a version many, many years ago. It stuck in my head as being very classy and honest in design. This one is surely even better made. I'd love one but unlikely to find it here in UK.
Laurie said…
I was just wondering, what is sitting beside the rucksack, it looks like igloo sculptures, is it the lid? I came back today to look at it again, it intrigues me!
Barb said…
Very pretty in addition to being useful
How beautiful and useful! I can see you walking to market and looking and feeling good!!!
Nellie said…
It would be so easy for me to overload it. I tend to overdo much of the time.:-) This is such a beautiful piece to have, and it is sure to become an heirloom!
chickpea678 said…
That's beautiful! It was just the thing I was imagining when you said you were getting one. I love baskets and even took a basket-making class at my local high school. It was really fun!