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  • When something this soft and gorgeous is made locally, we cannot help but fall in love with the farmers and makers and the work they do to bring such beautiful things to Shaker Mercantile and you.
  • MAKING: Then and Now is an unprecedented exhibition that celebrates the similarities between artists and the Shakers, a utopian community that lived in Western Massachusetts for more than 180 years. Believing they should put their hands to work and their hearts to God, the Shakers built everything from buildings to boxes, with a goal of perfection and exquisite craftsmanship in what they made. The Shaker design emphasized their attitudes towards utility and simplicity through forms renowned for their minimalism, and their output remains a lasting legacy today. The artists in this exhibition (Gregory Crewdson, Don Gummer, Stephen Hannock, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin and David Teeple) are today’s makers, inspiring us with their work. Like the Shakers, the artists responded to the landscape, be it physical, political, or environmental. With 51 color photographs and essays by Hancock Shaker Village director Jennifer Trainer Thompson and curator Lesley Herzberg, this book illuminates artists and their work – both those who would not have called themselves artists a hundred years ago, and those who could never imagine being anything else today. Together they tell a story rooted in the fertile soil of imagination, dedication, and beauty.
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    100% pure beeswax sourced from local apiaries. This ornament has a light honey scent from the residual honey left in the comb after the honey is extracted. Beeswax ornaments were first made by German bakers in the 16th century; they have been known to last for generations.Tree of Light Heart 100 % Pure Beeswax sourced from Local Apiaries Size can range from 4 to 6 inches.
  • Light and functional, the classic Shaker straw hat remains perfect for gardening or simply wearing out and about in the great out of doors. Small, Med, Large, XLargeMade by the Amish $34.95
  • Our Shaker oval boxes are reproductions of the original forms during the mid-19th century. These handsome oval boxes are handcrafted of Cherry. Tops and bottoms are secured with small wooden dowels. The uniformly slender sides are secured by copper tacks in the traditional Shaker fashion. Hand buffed with oil for a rich finish and superior moisture protection.Measures 3 3/4" long x2 1/4" wide x 1 1/2" deep.
  • Our Shaker oval boxes are reproductions of the original forms during the mid-19th century. These handsome oval boxes are handcrafted of Cherry. Tops and bottoms are secured with small wooden dowels. The uniformly slender sides are secured by copper tacks in the traditional Shaker fashion. Hand buffed with oil for a rich finish and superior moisture protection.Measures 7 1/8" x 5" x 3" high.Made in USA.
  • Classic Shaker oval box size 6 in cherry, reproduction of the original made in the mid-19th century.Measures 13 3/4" high x 9 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" high.Made in the U. S.A.
  • Keep your desk organized with our handsome oval box desk set. The set includes covered file card box, open pencil box, open paperclip box, and mini Shaker clock with guaranteed quartz movement - all contained in a convenient oval tray. Made in our workshops from select Pennsylvania cherry, secured with solid copper tacks. Hand-rubbed oil finish. Tray measures 10 5/8" x 7 1/2" x 1" high.Made in the U.S.A.
  • This unique rolling pin is made by hand at Hancock Shaker Village. Constructed of maple and finished in non-toxic mineral oil. Fewer strokes = lighter pastry. Shaker ingenuity at its best.