Von der Alb

The Basket Maker

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Monika Frischknecht makes baskets, garden decoration and privacy screens out of willow rods, that she grows on her fields in the Swabian Alb biosphere reserve. She hope that the idea of the biosphere reserve will also make the appreciation for local resources and crafts grow again.

To the photo reportage “A resource, that grows here”
Sandra Linsenmayer carries a specially designed basket made by Monika Frischknecht for her guided tours where she shows the town of Münsingen disguised as “Marga, the market woman”.
On of Monika Frischknecht’s fields of willows lies between meadow orchards, which are typical for the Swabian landscape.
Monika Frischknecht also teaches basket making classes and sells baskets on local markets.

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