Monhegan Island Eider Decoy

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Eiders, prized for their insulating soft down, gather on the ocean off the coasts of Maine and Nova Scotia.  In order to be seen from a distance, these decoys were traditionally built larger-than-lifesize.  This lovely replica by K. William Kautz, follows that tradition and will demand a position of importance in your home: perhaps on a table in the entry foyer or your Great Room.  It is hollowed out to reduce its weight.

Please note the measurements of this piece, below.

Dimensions :  19w x 11h x 11d


About the artist:  Will Kautz of Hartland, Vermont began wood carving during law school.  After 10 years working with victims of domestic violence, he turned to creating folk art full time.  He creates pieces evocative of a previous century, from decoys to weathervanes, whirligig toys, and intricate models.  His work has been displayed at prominent American museums and has been named by Early American Homes in its Directory of Best Traditional Craftsmen.

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Monhegan Island Eider Decoy
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