Model of Bark Canoe
Arts of the Americas
Birch bark, paint, ash splints, pitch
4 1/2 x 29 x 8 1/8 in. (11.4 x 73.7 x 20.6 cm) (show scale)
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Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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Chippewa (Anishinaabe). Model of Bark Canoe, 1801-1848. Birch bark, paint, ash splints, pitch, 4 1/2 x 29 x 8 1/8 in. (11.4 x 73.7 x 20.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.63. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.50.67.63.jpg)
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Perfectly scaled model of a birch bark and ash splint canoe. The exterior or weaker side of the canoe faces inward, and the hull is almost completely lined with the ash splints. On the outside of the model canoe, pitch was used to cover the seams. Painted red circles are incised at bow and stern. Black, red, and blue paint decorate the rim of the model.
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