American oak splint pot-bellied picking basket. Signed "Annie 1990". 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 numbers dwindle. Add this beautiful piece to your collection or start a new collection now.
Use it to gather berries from the garden or as a lovely display on your bookshelf.
14 x 9 x 8 inches
This Shaker Basket is vintage and is sold as is. All historical pieces are final sale.