Knife 1, Knife 2, Knife 3 | Crocker Art Museum
Knife 1, Knife 2, Knife 3, 2019.
Jeremy Peconom
Traditional Mt. Maidu Utilitarian Art .

Traditional arts of California's Indigenous tribes are as varied as the people themselves. One of the various forms of artistic expression Jeremy Peconom was educated in is traditional Mt. Maidu "scratch art". Known today as scrimshaw, traditional bone, antler and horn were elaborately decorated for both utilitarian and ceremonial use. Displayed you will see traditional Maidu scrimshaw combined with abalone inlay and period trade steel blades, showing the evolution of traditional arts post-contact. All materials and methods of construction are period to the timeframe of the late 1870's through the present.


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