Bobbi Hall's Profile
Bobbi Hall is a master of not only Nantucket Lightship Baskets, but also Sailor’s Valentines and Mattapoisett pocketbooks. The Mattapoisett Basket was created by Gladys Ellis, who tutored Bobbi on the finer aspects of this art. Even more elaborate than the Nantucket Basket, Mattapoisett Baskets are made by weaving pine needles and raffia, accented by pieces of scrimshaw and with a handle often made of bone. This style of pocketbook can take two years to make and cost up to $20,000.
The Sailor's Valentine is an octagonal wooden display case lined completely with decorative shells. Often a sentimental phrase, such as "Forget Me Not”, "With Love" or other words that we use on Valentine's Day are spelled out in the middle. The shape is thought to have come from old compass cases carried aboard sailing ships.
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- Joined November 11, 2010