Shaker Cheese Basket
The Shakers used this to age rounds of cheese. The base is a hexagon with hexagon openings and as the sides are woven it becomes round. Very architectural looking but extremely confusing to make. These baskets can be made in many shapes like a triangle or long oval as in a bread basket.
It isn’t a very strong basket so it’s limited in it’s uses but I think my cat would love laying in it and poking his paws through the openings. It’s used most often as a decorative object hanging on a wall.