New York, Park Avenue
5 December 1996
A NOOTKAN CANOE MODEL
Of classic canoe form, with protruding prow with "ears" and "snout" similar to an animal's head, flanged gunwale to hull, interior details unfinished, painted in red and black formlines and cross-hatching, exterior undecorated, deep brown patina
43in. (109.2cm.) long
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Nootkan canoes were made in various sizes depending on their function. Perhaps the considerable size of this model reflects a specific usage, such as carrying freight.
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