It takes 440 yards of wicker and two weeks to mold one Garlic Queen (shown at right) from their woven willow series, and the pieces are created using a 16th-century technique known as fynscheenwerk. Only one woman in The Netherlands is skilled at this technique, and she normally uses it to make tiny replacement furniture for the 17th-century puppet houses on display at the Rijksmuseum.
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It takes 440 yards of wicker and two weeks to mold one Garlic Queen (shown at right) from their woven willow series, and the pieces are created using a 16th-century technique known as fynscheenwerk. Only one woman in The Netherlands is skilled at this technique, and she normally uses it to make tiny replacement furniture for the 17th-century puppet houses on display at the Rijksmuseum.