We had another visit from the Raşit the basket weaver. Again he was already well into production on our terrace when we woke up.
I really liked this shape mid-construction and thought it would be nice to have a large handle.
His grandson came along this time to do the leaf stripping but wasn't a very willing apprentice.
Raşit sells his wares in Bodrum at the Friday market so he works through the week to have 6 or 7 completed baskets ready to offer for sale.
He's been branching (!) out with new designs this month but hasn't completely abandoned the traditional. I've got my eye on this splendid olive pickers basket.