Carved 21 Inch Model of Northwest Indian Canoe
Hand-carved 21 inch model of an American Northwest Indian canoe, in dark-stained wood with abalone shell. This interesting piece appears to be a somewhat stylized representation of a dugout wooden canoe with a very prominent, totem-like bow and stern, as seen in the canoes of some Northwest tribes. The bow is in the shape of a turtle, and the stern is reminiscent of the tail feathers of a bird. Both the bow and the stern have holes incorporated into their design, and both pieces are detachable, fitting into grooves carved into the canoe. The entire piece is decorated with curvilinear carving and accented with 10 abalone shell circles. The canoe measures about 21 inches long, 7 inches high, and 1.875 inches wide. It has 5 seats, an oar, and an attached stand. The origin of this estate piece is unknown. Condition is very good to excellent, with minimal surface wear. Please refer to the 4 photographs for appearance and condition. Shipping / packaging costs will be $10.50.
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