Basket made from the un-dyed calyx and stalks of Dipsacus sativus (Fuller's teasel), tied together with gold wire, and filled with teasel seed heads dyed black using Indian ink.
I live in rural Somerset, in an area where Fullers teasels were grown as an agricultural crop. Somerset teasels were highly prized by the teasel merchants who travelled down from Yorkshire to purchase them in vast quantities (hundreds of thousands) , for use in teasel gigs. The 'prickles' on the teasels were used to raise the nap on the cloth.