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Canoe Decorations

Discussion in 'Birchbarks, Dugouts and Primitive Craft' started by beaver, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    :cool: Birch bark canoes are decorated using a variety of traditional methods. These include------ winter bark etching, porcupine quill embroidery, decorative root lashing, and painted designs. Bark etchings are the most common decorations being used by todays builders. Designs are created by moistening the bark and then scraping away the softened layer surrounding the pattern. Porcupine quill embroidery is the most difficult and involved method; quite rare infact. FG

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