Scrimshaw - Mission San Diego
Scrimshaw - Mission San Diego Scrimshaw - Mission San Diego Scrimshaw - Mission San Diego



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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 the Mission San Diego or San Diego de Alcala the first of the California Missions.  Founded in 1769.   The original mission was located on Presidio Hill overlooking the bay.  The Mission was relocated in 1774 to the village of Nipaguay.

This kit includes: replica, sponges, disposable paint pallets, paint, Mission San Diego 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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