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Nantucket Basketworks of Cape Cod

Nantucket Lightship Baskets of All Shapes and Sizes

 

 Handmade Nantucket Lightship Baskets, custom made purses totes and specialty baskets by Lisa Bessette

Nantucket Lightship Baskets are distinctive handmade baskets originating over 150 years ago. They were first created by the crewmen of lightship vessels, as a way to pass the time at sea. The Nantucket Basket's labor-intensive construction is characterized by several distinctive features. They are hand woven using rattan or cane onto wooden molds with wooden bases. The Nantucket handbags are decorated with carved or scrimshaw pieces.

Still time to order!

All baskets take around 8 weeks for delivery BUT

We offer a beautiful gift card with a photo of the basket you have ordered - the inside is blank for a personal message to the recipient stating that the basket is being specially hand woven for them!




Nantucket Basketworks of Cape Cod features authentic, finely hand woven Nantucket Lightship Baskets by Lisa Bessette. They are custom made to your specifications. Over the years, we have received several awards for our handcrafted baskets, purses and tote bags. Our baskets have been photographed for The New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, Brilliant Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine. Lisa and her baskets were featured in Cape Cod magazine. Your authentic Nantucket Basket will be made to order using only the finest quality materials available, and it is guaranteed to last a lifetime. All of our baskets are signed and dated by Lisa Bessette. Feel free to browse around and look at our unique Nantucket-style purses and tote bags.  Our woven handbags and purses come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so we're sure you'll find one to fit your needs. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery.

Lisa's baskets can now be found in fine shops on Cape Cod . See her beautiful work at Oceana in Orleans MA. New location! The baskets are now for sale at FabVilla in Mashpee Commons in Mashpee MA

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We also have special PHOTO GIFT CARDS. In some cases, when time is an issue- go ahead and order, send us an e-mail stating that this is a special gift and the date you need it and we can send you a photo of the basket you have chosen in a blank gift card. You have something to wrap up and say that your gift is being hand woven and will arrive is 8 weeks.

We take pride in our work, and will go to great lengths to provide you with the best possible customer service. If you have any questions, please call us at 508-833-1317, or email us at nantucketbasketworks@comcast.net. Thank you!



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 Nantucket Clutch Purse
Our Newest Nantucket Purse !
$700.00
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7 inch round scallop purse

Personalized handbags by Nantucket Basketworks of Cape Cod

Our hand woven handbags and purses come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each one being a hand woven, and authentic piece of practical art.

All baskets take around 8 weeks for delivery, BUT We offer a beautiful gift card with a photo of the basket you have ordered - the inside is blank for a personal message to the recipient stating that the basket is being specially hand woven for them!


$650.00
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Cherry Opera Bag - from Cape Cod Magazine
The opera bag is the perfect evening tote. The bag measures 6X4X6 inches. It is made with cherry colored staves and cane weavers. The rim and base are made of cherry wood. There are two ,12 inch, smooth leather handles attached with bone knobs and washers. The front of the bag has an ivory oval, scrimshawed with a mermaid, mounted on a cherry wood plaque. This basket also includes a cherry colored leather liner. A wonderful gift for someone special! Each basket is signed and dated by Lisa Bessette.

All baskets take around 8 weeks for delivery, BUT We offer a beautiful gift card with a photo of the basket you have ordered - the inside is blank for a personal message to the recipient stating that the basket is being specially hand woven for them!


$450.00
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Tall Wine Chiller
A beautiful new way to chill and serve a nice bottle of wine. This is a 12 1/2 inch tall insulated wine chiller. It is woven with a classic Nantucket lighship basket of cherry colored staves and cane weaver. The basket has a cherry wood rim, base and handle. The basket is5 inches round and can hold ice in the bottom and has a plastic divider which the bottle sits on and stays cold. This classic basket will look beautiful on your table.

All baskets take around 8 weeks for delivery, BUT We offer a beautiful gift card with a photo of the basket you have ordered - the inside is blank for a personal message to the recipient stating that the basket is being specially hand woven for them!


$350.00
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Cape and Islands Tray
NEW ITEM
$400.00
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 Nantucket Woven Bracelet with Ivory
A beautiful, hand woven cuff bracelet decorated with monogrammed ivory ends caps. This bracelet is woven in the traditional Nantucket basket style weaving. The cuff is 3/4 inch wide and comes in 3 sizes. The ivory end caps can be personalized with you initials on one side and a scallop shell, whale or mermaid on the other. This bracelet is very special and makes a wonderful gift. Click on " BUY NOW " for information on sizes and personalization. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery.
$300.00
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 Cracker Basket
The Nantucket Cracker Basket is a long slender oval basket that is great as a breadbasket or cracker tray. It is a great way to display food, and it will look great on any serving table.
$400.00
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9 inch Oval Purse - cherry colored staves
This is our classic 9 inch oval traditional Nantucket basket purse. This basket was just featured on the cover of Cape Cod Magazine - Nov/Dec 2011 issue! The basket is woven with cherry colored staves and cane weavers in the classic Nantucket fashion. The base, rims and handle are made of cherry wood. This basket is adorned with 2 scallop shells but may be ordered with other carvings. A 3 inch ivory name engraved quarterboard is attached to the inside cover. This is a classic Nantucket basket bag.


All baskets take around 8 weeks for delivery, BUT We offer a beautiful gift card with a photo of the basket you have ordered - the inside is blank for a personal message to the recipient stating that the basket is being specially hand woven for them!
$850.00
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Nantucket Basket Large Tote
This basket is a tall , oval tote to hold all of your belongings. It is constructed with the traditional cane and reed. It stands 13 inches tall. This basket may be purchased with either a leather shoulder strap of leather side handles. The front may be adorned with an ivory quarterboard engraved with your name or initials.. We also carry fabric liners that will fit the inside of your tote.
$800.00
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