The knowledge of weaving baskets is one of the oldest crafts of human civilization.
One of the earliest accounts of a gift coming in a basket in the story of pagan goddess Eostre and the basket of young plants she used to carry as an offering. Some scholars argue than this is the origin of the Easter basket.
One of the oldest use of basket is related to Moses when he is been placed in the wicher basket as infant by his mother.
Early baskets are used to carry or transport fruits from one place to other. later baskets has turned into a whole package of the good things that people wanted to give others as a gift.