Carved Wood and Reeds Antique Native American Duck Decoy (Sold)

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Item Name
Native American Duck Decoy
Price
Sold – Thank You – $250.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Native American Wood Carving
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4204
Description

Native Americans made useful objects out of reeds and rushes for thousands of years. Floating decoys like this one, strongly resembling the canvasbacks that darkened the sky in huge flocks, lured waterfowl to the ponds and lakes to be bow-hunted or snared.

This decoy has a carved wooden head, a wooden breast and tail, with the central portion of the body composed of strips of a type of marsh plant. (Not being botanists, we’re not able to narrow that down—possibilities are bulrushes, tule reeds, and river cane, to name a few.) It’s in good condition, with chipping to the tail feathers the main indication of use and no breaks in the strips. Measuring almost 14 inches long from the tip of the bill to the tip of the tail, it stands 6 inches at the tallest point of the head and is about 4 inches wide at the belly. This decoy is a handsome piece of American folk art with a very pleasing sculptural quality. More Details click here…

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