Since 1968, Nantucket Looms has been proud to represent our local craftspeople. We carry the works of over seventy different artisans, including painters, potters, basket weavers, jewelry makers and wood carvers. To honor those whose unique creations reflect the natural beauty and history of our beloved island, we will highlight an artist on our website every month. This month, meet Rebecca Jusko Peraner.
Inspired by her love of Nantucket and all things woven, Rebecca Jusko Peraner discovered her passion for weaving during her studies at Rhode Island School of Design where she majored in Textile Design. After apprenticing under Master Weaver Andy Oates at Nantucket Looms between 1991-1995, Becky settled permanently on the island. She continued to hone her craft by following in the tradition at Nantucket Looms of working with all natural fibers including mohair, alpaca, cotton, cashmere and silk, producing simple but elegant weave structures that can be found in the Looms’ popular throws, scarves and upholstery fabrics.