Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Shaker patterns

In 2011 we visited Hancock Shaker Museum Farm in Massachusetts, and despite it being a somewhat dreary day, we had a great time among the old-fashioned uildings and their tools and utensils.  What striked me was how in the simplicity of all their handmade things was the beauty of patterns, repeats, and just a tiny bit randomness.  Here are some examples (and more photos here):

basket weaving

weaving for the seat of the shaker chairs
shaker chair seat
wooden box workshop
piglets, very young

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