“Elder Joseph” Hand-turned Maple Bowls
In 1898, the Shakers planted a maple tree to honor the life of Elder Joseph Brackett (1797-1882) who is perhaps best-known as the composer in 1848 of the famous Shaker song, Simple Gifts. This monumental maple tree stood in the middle of Shaker Village for 116-years before it had to be removed. The wood from each limb was carefully cut and set aside for friend Peter Asselyn of Durham, Maine, who has hand-turned dozens of beautiful bowls in various sizes to memorialize “Elder Joseph”, both the man and the tree.
Highly-limited supply subject to availability.
7” diameter $40Sold Out 8” diameter $60Sold Out 9″ diameter $70Sold Out 10” diameter $80Sold Out 11” diameter $140Sold Out
- 12″ diameter $160
14″ diameter $200Sold Out