Old bread baskets, possibly German, used in the old days to mold the bread. The wooden base has a carving of the weight. After making the bread dough, it was placed in the bread basket to give it form and to ensure and impress the weight of the bread into the loaf. If the bread was not the weight and inscribed, the vendor met with stiff penalties. Designers and interior decorators: Great way to serve your pastries, breads, and rolls; and great wall decor. 2 sizes available.