2016 Exhibit

 

FarawayIslandsNLBM

Faraway Islands: Lightship Basket Making on Nantucket & Japan, this season’s exhibit at the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, explores the popularity of Nantucket basket making among Japanese craftswomen and the history of the interactions between the two islands. The first to showcase Japanese basket makers on Nantucket, this exhibit features an in-depth look at two island lightship basket makers–Captain James Wyer and Paul Whitten–with over 100 baskets on display.