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Object #861
Object nameModel Canoe
Culture of OriginMakah
MaterialsWood, Paint
TechniquesCarved, Painted
Exhibit LabelThis canoe models the upswept bow of a full-sized Makah canoe - a feature that helps their canoes navigate rough ocean waters while whaling and fishing. The long snout of this model's bow has been likened to a wolf or an elk head.
DimensionsL: 17.5 in, W: 5 in, H: 1.7 in
SourceMrs. James T. White
CreditGift of Mrs. James T. White

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