The creation of each Belleek Basket tells us a story about the amazing art of the Belleek Basket making. Basket and flower making was introduced to Belleek by William Henshall who came to work for Belleek Pottery in the late 1860s. Over the next forty years he develped the craft and trained the local craftsmen in the necessary skills. These in turn passed their skills down through the following generations to the present date. The Flowers of the Field Basket is beautifully crafted in the unique Belleek basket weaving techinques and embellished with handmade, hand applied and hand painted flowers and leaves.