P.O. Box 6720 Incline Village, NV 89450 United States 510.414.4545
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$ 1,450


Origin United States
Period 1900-1919
Materials Hand carved wood
W. 24.5 in; H. 4.75 in; D. 5.75 in;
W. 62.23 cm; H. 12.07 cm; D. 14.61 cm;
Condition Excellent. Wear consistent with age
Creation Date Circa 1919
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.
Styles / Movements Americana, Folk Art, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 262390
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