The Temple Institute wrote,
"Likewise, pilgrims brought the firstfruits from their own fields and orchards, of the seven fruits of the land of Israel mentioned in Deuteronomy: Figs, grapes, dates, pomegranates, olives, wheat and barley."
Then on the next page, the Temple Institute put out an illustration of a seven-tiered basket:
Their explanation of the photo is as follows:
Special seven tiered baskets were employed to display the firstfruits. The fruits were arranged in ascending order of importance: the bottom basket contained barley. This was followed by wheat, olives, dates, pomegranates, and figs. A dove was set on the top.
Who used the "Special seven tiered baskets" that "were employed to display the firstfruits"? I can't tell, from their explanation, whether these "Special seven tiered baskets" were employed by the priests/Levites and/or the common observant Israelites? Who fashioned these "Special seven tiered baskets"? Were there only two in the Temple? Were there several? How many?
(I'm also interested in some details about the content and arrangement of these baskets and will post additional questions about those, depending on what I learn from answers to this question.)