Popular companies that make Nantucket baskets are Simply Nantucket Baskets, Wieskamp Nantuckets and Nantucket Bike Baskets. The latter company produces hand-crafted Nantucket baskets of various styles that fit on a bicycle for carrying groceries, books or papers.
The bicycle baskets at Nantucket Bike Baskets are woven from high-quality materials for strength and durability. The company was established in 2009.
Simply Nantucket Baskets opened in 1992 and produces hand-crafted, signed and dated Nantucket baskets and basket purses. Many of the baskets come with carvings, hardwood rims and customized plaques.
Wieskamp Nantuckets has been making Nantucket baskets for more than 25 years. Baskets for entertaining, covered baskets and nesting baskets are among the popular styles.
The rattan Nantucket baskets were originally made by seamen to pass the time as they manned navigational lightships off the coast of Nantucket Island to warn sailors of the dangerous waters in the vicinity.