This fascinating wooden boat came from a very old Pacific Northwestern collection of artifacts from the Puget Sound area. Descendants of the collector said their great grandfather acquired it in a trade on Bainbridge island around the late 1890s or so.
The wooden boat was clearly a small effigy item probably used in various ceremoniesperhaps for good hunting. Wooden canoes were extensive used for transport up/down the coast by early Pacific Northwestern people. In fact they were a necessity for trade, war and for enjoying the rich bound from the sea. The early Suquamish fished for salmon and harvested shellfish in local waters. The artifact was carefully carved and was incised with diagonal lines topped by a wavy, herringbone pattern along the edges.
Minor dings and abrasion marks. Extraction cuts are clearly visible. A hairline crack at the base, no doubt due to humidity changes. But in all a beautiful and carefully preserved wooden artifact from the pre-white settler indigenous population of the island/region.
The item "BOAT EFFIGY NORTHWESTERN BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, 19th Century Acquisition" is in sale since Sunday, March 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".
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