Thursday, April 4, 2013
Lumber Woods Carvings from Botwood
I recently came across these hand carved, wooden, lumbering figures at the C.L.B Sunday Market. I was told by the seller they were carved many years ago by a man from Botwood who had worked in the lumber woods. If you happen to know anything about these figures or have any carved lumbering figures of your own, I'd love to hear from you.
You can reach Nicole via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (709) 739-1892 ex.6.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Mill lunch basket from Botwood, Newfoundland
As part of our new project on traditional basket making, today I met up with Kristin Harris Walsh, who owns a mill lunch basket made in Botwood. She acquired the basket from Jane Burns, who researched mill baskets as part of her folklore thesis. You can download a copy of Jane's article on mill baskets in pdf format here.
I've included a few more examples of this Botwood mill basket below. If you know of someone still making this type of basket, or have an example you'd let me photograph, you can email me at email@example.com
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