Bill's Great Uncle was a Master Wicker Weaver from the Slovak Republic. In the 1920s he formed Artistic Reed & Willow Manufacturing, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Over the years his company produced thousands of baby bassinets and other wicker items. As handwoven American wicker waned in the United States his three sons John, Joe, and Lou continued to weave wicker by hand in Chicago. Over a several year period prior to their retirement they trained us, Penny and Bill, on all the skills of a master wicker weaver. For a number of years we created artistic wicker - baby bassinets and more. Various pieces of historic wicker by Penny and Bill or Bill's family members are available from private sellers.