Basket case

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2 comments on this post.
  1. Topi:

    Basket weaving is actually work done by disabled persons at least here in Finland. But it’s usually the blind who do that. Handmade baskets and brushes made by blinds are sold traditionally here in Finland in almost every store that carry such items.

  2. Martin D. Mockford:

    My grandfather was a banker in Nigeria 1909-1911 and contracted both malaria and sleeping sickness. This area was also know as the “White Man’s Grave”. Those who were very ill were transported in baskets and loaded onto ships for the return to England. If they didn’t live to their destination, the basket became their coffin and were buried at sea.
    Fortunately, he survived his transit but eventually succumbed to his longstanding illnesses.

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