These Nantucket baskets are each handcrafted with traditional Nantucket basketry details and craftsmanship. Options such as hardwood rims, bone, ivory or scrimshaw disks and carvings or basket knobs are available.
Hand-tapered and hand-beveled cane staves, meticulously and tightly placed together are a hallmark of my basketweaving skills and Nantucket baskets. Very compacted cane weaving give these Nantucket baskets an ability to essentially hold water.
Exquisitely carved and finished hardwood handles, attached with bone or ivory basket knobs or scrimshaw knobs, can also be incorporated into many of these designs.
Every Nantucket basket I personally handcraft is signed and dated on the base prior to final finishing. This final finish includes hand-applied varnish and clipping of any stray cane hairs which are prone to appear during the basket weaving process. These and many other fine craftsman details set my Nantucket baskets apart from all others.
When time allows, I work on designing new, contemporary and unique Nantucket basket fashions to add to my collection of fine Lightship Nantucket Baskets.
Be sure to see all my other designs available for custom order, such as the traditional Round Nantucket Basket, Oval Nantucket Basket and of course, the traditional and well-known Classic Nantucket Lightship Basket Purse. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!
Many of my Contemporary Lightship Nantucket basket and other fine Lightship Nantucket Basket designs are already crafted and are available for immediate purchase at my Simply Baskets Basket Shop!