Scrimshaw - The Brooklyn
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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 ship Brooklyn.  In 1846 the Brooklyn was chartered to carry a group of Mormons to California in hope of finding religious freedom.  The voyage would take 5 months and 27 days.  On July 29, 1846 the ship docked in Yerba Buena (San Francisco), California. 

This kit includes: replica, sponges, disposable paint pallets, paint, Brooklyn 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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