Medieval Baskets -- Italian, Late 14th Century

These  round baskets show strong bases, multi-strand diagonal weave and roped arched handles. The illustrations are from late 14th Century northern Italian manuscripts published in  The Medieval Health Handbook: tacuinum sanitatis (NY: George Braziller, 1976). . 

round basket, diagonal weave
Beets, plate IV

round basket, diagonal weave, roped handle

Sage, plate XXXVI