Scrimshaw - Sutter's Fort
Scrimshaw - Sutter's FortScrimshaw - Sutter's FortScrimshaw - Sutter's Fort



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Learn about Maritime Trade and Exploration.


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Art In History’s 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’s tooth.

The motif provided is Sutter’s Fort, located in Sacramento, representing the California Gold Rush.  After extensive travels throughout the US and Canada, he traveled to the Kingdom of Hawaii.  From Hawaii he sailed to Yerba Buena, which became modern day San Francisco.

This kit includes: replica, sponges, disposable paint pallets, paint, Sutter’s Fort motif, and FREE lesson download. Lesson contains: history of the artifact, history of the time period, full color map, designs & motifs, and step-by-step decorating instructions.  

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