Nantucket Lightship Baskets by Artisan Mary Howard
Artisan, Mary L. Howard, a native of Whitman, MA is committed to weaving the most exquisite -- yet durable -- Nantucket lightship baskets and purses using the finest materials available. To encourage a historical appreciation of the art of Nantucket basketry, as well as to infuse traditional authenticity to her own creations, Mary weaves and demonstrates the technique perfected over a century ago. Mary has woven aboard the lightship Nantucket, a floating museum dedicated to preserving the traditions of Nantucket Island.
We are currently accepting custom orders. A limited number of pieces are available. This site provides photos of unique items ordered by our customers. They are provided so you may explore the various sizes, shapes, and options available to you. Decorative additions, such as ivory or other carvings, are usually provided by our customers. We can assist you if possible in finding just the right accessory for your purse or other custom work.