Bushwhacker or Taghkanic basket : "Legend of the Bushwhacker Basket": The Bushwhackers were native to a small area of New York state and their baskets were often confused with Shaker work. Their work is distinctive though and includes details not found in other baskets.
bushwhacker basket bottom Bushwhacker Basket 10.5" dia. x 12" h Tony Stubblefield This is technically not a Shaker basket, but a Bushwhacker style basket. The Bushwhackers were basketmakers from New York state and their baskets were often confused with those made by the Shakers. Bushwhacker baskets often featured a swing handle and a "bump bottom". This version is made of materials I processed myself, including brown ash weavers/uprights, white ash ears and maple handle and rims.