Instead we visited one of Irene's friends, Ruth, who lives up the street from Irene's house.
Ruth makes beautiful Nantucket Lightship Baskets.
Actually, we visited her two years ago and bought a basket from her then.
Here is the link of the story.
We went upstairs to see her studio.
|A basket in progress on its mold|
|another basket in progress, so tiny!|
|The baskets are made from reed.|
|The bottoms of the baskets are made from various types of wood.|
|This is her special equipment with which she can weave more easily.|
|We cannot imagine how much time, energy and expertise are required to make one basket.|
|Ruth's basket mold collection|
Masako and Ruth. You see a big smile on Masako's face.
Have you noticed a tiny basket which both Masako and Ruth are holding?
That was absolutely adorable.