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Historical Shaker Basket III


A large American handwoven Shaker splint 'buttocks' style gathering basket with double rim. Good condition with some splints broken in areas.
Dimensions -15 x 15.5 x 14 in

The art of basket making in the Shaker community was borne of utility and function. Most Shaker baskets were crafted by the women of the families.  In line with the Shaker minimalist aesthetic, the baskets were woven with steadfast determination to serve a purpose; and they do it so gracefully. It gets harder and harder to find examples of the Shaker approach to this craft, as their number dwindle. Add this beautiful piece to your collection or start a collection now. 

Use it to gather veggies from the garden or as a lovely display on your bookshelf.

This piece is vintage and is sold as is. All historical pieces are final sale.


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