Collection of (3) American Eskimo Children's Toys

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17.25 (in)
6.00 (in)
5.00 (in)
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Collection of (3) Native American Eskimo Toys. The kayaker in the middle is signed, "Andre Boucher", who was flat-plane woodcarver – trained at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. He was known for his flat-plane souvenir work and also painted figural and sophisticated relief carvings.
The larger Kayak to the right was made by Mary Cleveland of Quinhagak, Alaska which is a city in Bethel Census Area. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city is 776, up from 669 in 2010. The Yupik name for the village is Kuinerraq, meaning "new river channel." It has been dated to at least 1000 AD. This Kayak was covered in seal skin and is of a native Alaska Walrus hunter. The sled Native Alaskan toy is not signed, but was equally beautifully crafted. We will be listing a few more Native Alaskan toys in short order on 1stdibs.

**Measurements provided are for the kayaker in the middle. The one on the sled is 6.5" high, 10.75" wide and 3" deep. His seals are 1.5" high, 4.75" wide and 3" deep. The one on the far right is 5.75" high, 16.75" wide and 7" deep.

***Please note that one seal isn't attached to the rein.

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