The baskets were just beautiful! (And probably very dear.)
Baskets such as these are most often used to hold Japanese sweets or rice crackers, I can't imagine trying to use one for any of the snacks that I serve!
Some of the receptacles had an inner bamboo cup so that flowers might be arranged.
A superb collection and though my friend had brought out all her baskets at one time to show us, I can imagine just one artistically arranged on her low lacquer table.