Hobo Folk Art: Bottle Cap Basket
In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, there was a wondeful subculture of folks hitching rides on trains and bartering for food with inventive crafts and works of art. Some people call this genre of art “tramp art” or “hobo art”, but I like to call it “freakin’ awesome.”
One of of my favorite pieces of tramp that I’ve come across on this big old train better known as “the Internet,” is this vintage basket made entirely out of bottle caps. Flickr user cogp39 found this gem at a flea market a number of years ago and posted these photos.
So, now the question is, “Who’s up for making some bottle cap baskets?!”