Saturday, March 16, 2013

Historic Paddle Art - J Peachey Canoe

Here's an image by James Peachey (active 1773-1797) documenting a stylized canoe with inhabitats. Paddles look to be painted red  fitting the theme of earlier images...


Scott Schuldt said...

It appears that the paddle color matches the standing man's skin trousers/leggings. I believe that many older red paints were rather unstable. The paddles might not have been originally red.

Scott Schuldt said...

Oops... I was a bit backwards on my comment. Many colors were unstable and in this case, it may have been the red that wasn't (there is a bright red sash). But, the color mixed with the red to make a tan/brown might have faded.

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