Handmade purses from Nantucket Basketworks of Cape Cod
Each handmade purse is an authentic, original piece of craftsmanship. They are beautiful, yet practical. Our handmade purses are works of art that are durable and handy. Each Nantucket purse is hand woven using rattan or cane onto cherry wooden molds with bases also made from cherry wood. Our handmade purses are decorated with carved or scrimshawed pieces of cane or cherry wood, and the handles are made from cherry wood also, making for a sturdy design from top to bottom. We also will personalize your purse with your name or initials. A monogrammed purse makes a special gift for friends and relatives.
We offer a wide selection of classic Nantucket Lightship Basket purses and handbags, in several shapes and sizes. Because each purse is a handmade original, we are happy to work with you to create the specific purse you are looking for. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. The high-quality craftsmanship of our handmade purses and tote bags is guaranteed, and can only be found here at Nantucket Basketworks of Cape Cod.
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!
This large handmade purse (9" x 6 1/2") makes a unique gift for a special someone. It is a personalized handbag, designed with a choice of scrimshaw top decoration and personalized 3" quarterboard with your name engraved.
This handmade purse is an interesting variation of the classic Nantucket handbags. It is a large, deep purse (8" x 7 1/4") with your choice of scrimshaw top decoration and personalized 3" quarterboard engraved with your name.
Our brand new handbag - the sought after Nantucket Basket Clutch purse ! Perfect for your special occasions and events or as a delightful evening bag. Large enough to hold your small necessities and a credit card. Be the first to own one.
The handmade 7” Oval Purse is a smaller version of the classic Nantucket pocketbook. It is 7 1/2 inches long and 5 inches wide. It stands 6 inches high. It is sturdy, stylish, and perfect for everyday use.
This is the perfect size Nantucket basket to use as an evening purse. It’s just big enough to hold a small wallet, lipstick, glasses and keys. The top of this evening purse may be adorned with your choice of scrimshaw carving. The inside lid will have a 2 inch ivory quarterboard, engraved with your name.
This is a very unusual purse. The long narrow ebony base and top are very striking in contrast to the weaving. There are 2 black leather handles, 18 inches in length. The purse is 7 inches high, 11 inches long and is 6 inches across. A whale carving adorns the cover and a name engraved quarterboard is inside the lid. A beautiful purse !