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Scrimshaw

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As described by California Lustre

Scrimshaw: A Traditional Folk Art, A Contemporary Craft by Leslie Linsley. Photographs by Jon Aron. Hawthorn Books, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. 166 pages. Black white photographs. Traditional scrimshaw is a nautical folk art. In the days when American sailors dominated the whaling industry, they relieved the boredom of the seemingly endless voyages by scribing designs on whale's teeth and bone.

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California Lustre
California Lustre

California Lustre brings you an eclectic array of vintage finds from all over the West coast. We offer unique decorative accents to complete any room, alongside a wide variety of books for building your library or putting on display. Our one-of-a-kind vintage finds will add style, playfulness, or charm to any space.

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Product Information

Materials:
paper
Size:
8.5" L x 1" W x 11" H
Color/Finish:
multi