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Art in History Scrimshaw Project - The LaBelle
  • SKU: AIH-EDU115-AE

Art in History Scrimshaw Project - The LaBelle


Scrimshaw Project - The LaBelle

Learn about Maritime Trade and Exploration. Art In History artifact replica is a sperm whale tooth from the time of great sea-faring activities such as whaling, exploration, and trade. Known artifacts from this era were made by whalers and/or sailors who were out at sea for extended periods of time. During sailors idle time, scrimshaw art was done utilizing crude sailing needles and other instruments. These tools were used to scratch, or etch, imagery into a sperm whale tooth.

The motif provided is the La Belle. ‚ The La Belle was the ill-fated ship of the French explorer Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle. The La Belle shipwrecked in 1686, and was discovered in 1995 in Matagorda Bay in Texas. The remnants are now in the Bullock Museum in Austin, Texas.‚ 

Kit Includes:
  • Replica
  • Sponges
  • Disposable paint pallets
  • Paint
  • Mayflower motif
  • FREE lesson download

Lesson Contains:
  • History of the artifact
  • History of the time period
  • Full color map
  • Designs & motifs
  • Step-by-step decorating instructions

Note: All replicas are for decorative use only.
Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester