This was made by Ronald Hebert of Limerick Maine. They told me he carved this in the early 1900's. It sat outside every spring through fall and came in in winter at his daughter's lake home.
They had it inside a bamboo rod as you can see int he pic. Taken at there lake house. It's a native American paddling a canoe. 11" long canoe X 11.25" tall long both arms measured.
How you can tell the antique whirligigs from modern are the way the 2 paddles are constructed like this one is. Not side by side like arms. They should make a level/flat line, the two paddles. Retains original paint and decoration on a wooden rod to hold it in a stand.
Hand carved wood and painted. Has surface wear or paint loss. The item "Antique Primitive Maine made Folk Art Whirligig Folk Art Indian Native American" is in sale since Sunday, April 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art".
The seller is "tulybabuly" and is located in Johnston, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.