Monday, March 2, 2009

Francois Rothan Carved Paddle

From Francois Rothan's new birchbark canoe site are some pics of his beautifully decorated Malecite ceremonial paddle. It's made from sugar maple and decorated with traditional chip-carved etchings. I took a chip-carving class once and ended up butchering the soft test wood (basswood). Until I get better at this under-appreciated artform, I'll stick to wood-burning.

Malecite Ceremonial Paddle

Chip-carved etchings

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The canoe video was wonderful, almost a religious experience.


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