5″ Round Nantucket Lightship Basket
A five-inch round Nantucket Lightship basket using (mostly) traditional materials and methods. The base, handle, rim-halves and staves are of red oak, the weavers are 1.50 mm rattan cane. The wooden parts are sealed with tung oil. The completed basket is varnished and the base, handle and rim are given a couple of coats of hard, paste wax for protection.