Nantucket Purse with Handcarved Ornament
These purses are classic designs with cane-on-cane weave and bone knobs and latches.
Lids are woven around solid ash ornamented with scrimshaw, a nautical folk art dating back to the mid-nineteenth century. Artisans etch the image on bone with a sharp tool and then carefully ink it over. All our scrimshaw artwork is done by hand, and no two ornaments are exactly alike.
9 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4" h.