P.O. Box 6720 Incline Village, NV 89450 , United States Call Seller 510.414.4545



$ 1,450
  • Description
    Typical model dugout canoe carved by the Nootka or Makah Indian tribe of the Pacific Northwest Coastal region of Vancouver Island or the lower mainland of British Columbia. The Indian tribes are very closely related both in proximity and style. This particular example is carved from a highly grained wood, possibly oak or elm ,and was probably made as a tourist item for those traveling to the region circa 1930. The flat, stepped stern along with the "canine like" head of the bow are characteristic designs of these two tribes. This is the distinctive figure or marker of all Nootka/Makah dugouts; probably a tribute to the wolf, along with the little throat 'bump'. A hand-painted tomahawk design appears on each side of the bow. A seat has been carved from a separate piece and inserted into holes carved into each side. Condition is very good and in original condition.
    The dimensions are as follows: 24 1/2" long x 5 3/4" wide x 4 3/4" high

    Sought after by collectors of Folk Art, nautical, canoes, and Native American Indian collectors; this is a quintessential cross over collectible.

    Provenance: My own personal collection of Folk Art and Native American Indian.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Hand carved wood
    Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age
    Creation Date: Circa 1919
    Styles / Movements: American Indian, Folk Art, Americana
    Incollect Reference #: 262390
  • Dimensions
    W. 24.5 in; H. 4.75 in; D. 5.75 in;
    W. 62.23 cm; H. 12.07 cm; D. 14.61 cm;
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We are specialists in the field of antique mechanical coin banks. These rare and unique items were sold during the late 1800's and early 1900's to encourage and educate young children on the importance of saving money, with the majority of them having been made in America. We are leading experts in this field and one of the foremost dealers, having traded in mechanical banks since 1976.

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