Martha's Nantucket Baskets

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For thirty years I have been creating Nantucket Lightship Baskets. More importantly, I have been committed to maintaining the integrity of the craft - in tribute to both the basketmakers of the New South Shoal lightship and the craftsmen who passed their knowledge on to me.

Working predominantly in maple or cherry, I enjoy creating large pieces, incorporating details of the baskets made on the New South Shoal such as the maple, double-handled oval market basket shown above.

My purses, while also traditionally sturdy, have a more delicate look, incorporating finely-carved staves, narrow weavers and carefully-fashioned rims and handles.

Whether purse or traditional open basket, I derive great satisfaction in creating a basket especially for your needs - a beautiful piece that will bring you many years of pleasure. Together, we can design a basket perfect for your tastes and lifestyle. A personally inscribed copy of my book, Lightship Baskets of Nantucket ships with your order.

Thank you for selecting my work when making such an important investment. You will not be disappointed with your choice.

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