Lena Bergström has a deep knowledge of craftsmanship and an utmost respect and love for the material that she is working with whether it is glass, metal or textiles. Basket Rug is entirely made by hand and has a reminiscence of old times hand woven baskets. The special technique of hand-tufting runs in different directions to enhance the three-dimensional feel of Basket. New colours are a greybrown, that blends well with both grey and brown-beige colours, and dark green. Several threads in different shades creates the desired lustre. The rug is then carefully cut by hand into a tromp l’oeil graphic pattern that pays homage to Swedish handicraft traditions such as birch bark baskets and rucksacks. Sharp angles and soft transitions play the roles in a shadow play that is both illusion and reality.