I came across this lovely picture of some welsh basket makers in the 1950s making these huge baskets that were used to transport goods onto ships so they had to be very strong.they were made with tohiti cane rather than willow as the basket base was 36 inches and the sides 40 inches high.i have decided that i am going to have a go at making one ,but in willow ,it will make a great advertising piece ,people will be facinated by the size of the basket