This is a wonderful vintage wood carving of a woman standing and knitting. She wears a special knitting bag around her waist and is working away while possibly doing the market shopping for the day. It is 3-3/8" tall and 1-1/2" wide, pre-owned and in very good shape with a tiny piece of wood missing on the top of one needle. No maker's mark.
It's hard to believe, but women in older times, and some maybe even now, knitted while doing other chores, like walking to the market. Some had a special knitting needle sheath, so they could knit with one hand. Amazing! They had to make warm clothing for their families and also may have sold their knitted garments for income. So the activity of knitting went on continuously in some cultures.