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Nantucket lightship basketry
 
Karol Lindquist and Timalyne Frazier, Nantucket lightship basketry, 2002; Nantucket, Massachusetts; Photography by Jeffrey Allen
Karol Lindquist and Timalyne Frazier, Nantucket lightship basketry, 2002

Nantucket, Massachusetts
Photography by Jeffrey Allen
 
Karol Lindquist teaching Timarlyne Frazier; Apprenticeship - Nantucket lightship basketry; 2002: Nantucket, Massachusetts
Some of the tools in Karol Lindquist's studio; Apprenticeship - Nantucket lightship basketry; 2002: Nantucket, Massachusetts
Tall Nantucket lightship basket, Karol Lindquist, 2006, Collection of Donna and Greg Brown and Round Nantucket lightship basket, Timal; Apprenticeship - Nantucket lightship basketry; 2002: Nantucket, Massachusetts; Cane staves
 
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Karol Lindquist
Nantucket, MA
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Timalyne M. L. Frazier
Nantucket, MA
No basket form is more tied to place than the Nantucket lightship basket. While many functional baskets from the 1800s were made with thick, wide staves and sturdy enough to carry potatoes, the Nantucket lightship basket has evolved into a fine craft. Basket maker Karol Lindquist apprenticed with Reggie Reed, who descended from some of the island's earliest basket makers.

In 2002, Karol Lindquist and her daughter Timalyne Frazier completed a yearlong apprenticeship funded by the MCC. The two women worked in a freestanding studio just steps away from Karol's home. Inside are workbenches, wood-cutting tools, a lathe, and shelves stacked with loops of rattan and walnut basket molds. Blue ribbons won in competitions hang on the wall.
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