I love the primitive Maritime folk art of early Americana.
Wood was the easiest of natural mediums to find for such carpentry and often these carvings would be a source of added income to trade in little sea ports.
Such sea-going Artisans were to be found living and leaving from coastal villages and ports along the New England coast and across the Mid-Eastern Seaboard to down in the Deep South and river towns where cargo ships would bring in such sailors and skills from around the world.
In the Victorian era, when Gold Rush fever took hold, the Mariner was often tempted to throw in with the Pioneer settlements burgeoning across the wild and lawless Western-Pacific landscape.
Soon, such hand-worked carvings were found among trinkets and goods of trade that could be found easily enough in places like San Francisco and all along the coastal regions
of Old California, out across foggy seaports in Oregon
Mermaid Box with raised relief of Sea Maiden of original design.
Mermaid and Fish may be customised with various colours.
Blue Mermaid Collection™ coming soon!