These baskets are hand made from local pine and shrimp mesh. The rope handle is spliced from conventional lobster trap rope or generally referred to as pot warp. They are 12 inches long, 7 inches wide, and 3 1/2 inches high, not counting the handle.
These baskets are all hand made, fashioned somewhat after the hods used to carry clams dug on the mudflats off the coast of Maine. These baskets are made of a coated wire called shrimp mesh, it is similar to the coated wire used in making lobster traps except the meshed are closer together (1”x1/2”) designed for catching shrimp. The wooden ends are made of local pine and the handle is of laminated oak, designed to hold the curve. They are 15 1/4 inches long, 12 1/2 inches wide and 10 1/2 inches high.