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Nantucket Lightship Baskets of All Shapes and Sizes


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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.



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product thumbnail for 9 inch Oval Purse - cherry colored staves
Item # / SKU:  n1
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 12 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!
Our Price:$ 850.00
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product thumbnail for 9" Oval Large Purse - light cane staves
Item # / SKU:  402
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.
Our Price:$ 850.00
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product thumbnail for 8" Round Purse
Item # / SKU:  403
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 Price:$ 700.00
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product thumbnail for  Nantucket Clutch Purse
Item # / SKU:  CL - 01
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.
Our Price:$ 700.00
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product thumbnail for 7" Oval  Purse
Item # / SKU:  401
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.
Our Price:$ 600.00
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product thumbnail for 6 inch Oval Cocktail Purse
Item # / SKU:  #801
This is the perfect size Nantucket basket to use as an evening purse. Its 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.
Our Price:$ 500.00
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product thumbnail for Ebony Ellipse Purse
Item # / SKU:  #808
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 !
Our Price:$ 850.00
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product thumbnail for 7 inch ebony flat back shoulder bag
Item # / SKU:  20092
A stunning new ebony purse. Rich ebony wood and black staves highlight this shoulder bag. A comfortable style for day or evening.
Our Price:$ 700.00
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product thumbnail for 4 inch round Kate purse
Item # / SKU:  20091
A great young and fresh Nantucket Basket design. This is a perfect shoulder bag for the younger basket enthusiast or a perfect little eveing bag.
Our Price:$ 400.00
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product thumbnail for 5" Round Scallop Purse
Item # / SKU:  404
This small(5 1/2" x 4")shoulder bag hangs from a braided leather strap(38").Choice of scrimshaw top decoration and personalized 3" quarterboard engraved with your name.
Our Price:$ 400.00
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product thumbnail for Creel Purse
Item # / SKU:  #406
The creel purse is 8'' x4-1/8 x6". It resembles a fishing creel and comes with a wooden top attached with leather straps and a magnetic closure. This purse hangs from a 42" solid leather strap. It comes with a 3" name engraved quarterboard and a top decoration if you wish. The plain top is also nice. A year dated penny is on the bottom inside of the purse.
Our Price:$ 600.00
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product thumbnail for Ebony Mini Creel
Item # / SKU:  #809
The smaller version of the popular creel purse. This litle evening purse stands 6 inches tall, 5 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide.
Our Price:$ 450.00
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product thumbnail for Tall Oval Purse
Item # / SKU:  408
This purse is a smaller oval size but stands tall. Very convenient for holding your checkbook and cell phone. The cherry top will be decorated with your choice of scrimshaw and will have a name engraved quarterboard inside the lid. A year dated penny will be placed in the bottom of the bag. This purse hangs from a braided leather shoulder strap in choice of colors.
Our Price:$ 500.00
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product thumbnail for Kidney Shaped Purse
Item # / SKU:  bb2
Look for this purse to be pictured in the October Issue of SELF Magazine ! This is a unique and popular purse. It is an 8 inch kidney shaped shoulder bag. This purse has a cherry base and top and is woven with reed staves and cane weaver. The purse hangs from a braided cherry colored leather strap. The inside cover is adorned with a name engraved quarterboard and a whale carving on top.
Our Price:$ 700.00
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product thumbnail for Nantucket Ditty Bag
Item # / SKU:  B35
A new and nautical look in a small Nantucket Lightship Basket. The ditty bag is the perfect purse for a sailing fan or nautical enthusiast. The bag is made from a 6 inch open round Nantucket basket. It has a cherry wood base, staves and wide rim. The basket is woven in the authentic method and is signed and dated by Lisa Bessette. The brenton red canvas lining is attached under the rim with brass grommets and screws. The top of the liner is gathered with a nautical, nylon rope, tied into a monkey fist. A fun new design!

All baskets take around 12 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!

Our Price:$ 325.00
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product thumbnail for 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 12 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!

Our Price:$ 650.00
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