World's biggest wicker basket
In the Niepodległości Square in Nowy Tomyśl stands the world's biggest wicker basket. It is 17,29 m long, 9,46 m wide and 7,71 m tall. There were 50 basket makers from 15 basketry companies from Nowy Tomyśl, who took the challenge to weave the worlds biggest basket, designed by an artist from Poznań, Jędrzej Stępak. The basket is made of wicker grown in the area of Nowy Tomyśl.
After three days of continuous work, lasting from 28.09.2000, noon, till 30.09.2000, 7 p.m. (what makes 55 hours), the giant basket was officially finished using 8 tons of wicker. The basket has a unique form of a flower bed. Trees, flowers and bushes were planted around it.
This astonishing work of art was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.
The basket welcomes all guests in Nowy Tomyśl and reminds of the traditional for Nowy Tomyśl basketry and wicker growing. All inhabitants of Nowy Tomyśl are proud of it.