Crafting Utopia: The Art of Shaker Women

Images courtesy of Hancock Shaker Village
Tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Inc., Washington, DC
from the collection of Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA
 





Green Woven Carpet, c. 1850

Canterbury, New Hampshire
Wool, cotton
Andrews Collection, Coll. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusett




‹‹‹‹ Mouse over carpet for closeup

 





Lidded Knife Basket, c. 1850

Mt. Lebanon, New York
Black ash, hickory, brass
Coll. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

 

 








Cupboard over Case of Drawers, c. 1830-1840
Mt. Lebanon, New York
White pine, fruitwood, iron
Coll. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

 







Oval Boxes with Lids, c. 1830

Mt. Lebanon, New York
Coll. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Red: Canterbury, New Hampshire
Sugar maple, white pine, paint, copper
Blue: c. 1850
Mt. Lebanon, New York
Sugar maple, white pine, paint, copper
Andrews Collection
Yellow: c.1830
Sugar maple, white pine, paint, copper
Andrews Collection, Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
 






Sewing Desk, c. 1860
Attrib. to Eli Kidder
Canterbury, New Hampshire
Bird's eye maple, mixed woods, brass, iron
Sandberg Collection
Andrews Collection, Coll. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

 





Shaker Store Sign, c. 1910
Sabbathday Lake, Maine
Pine
Coll. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

 








Sister's Gown, c. 1875
Hancock, MA or Mt. Lebanon, NY
Wool, cotton, metal, Coll. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

 






Spool Stand and 38 Spools, c. 1850-1870

Mt. Lebanon, New York
Birch, fruitwood, iron, silk, wool
Miller Collection, Coll. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

 






Tape Loom, c. 1830
Hancock, Massachusetts
Cherry, beech, ash, fruitwood, iron, thread
Upton Collection, Coll. Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts