Scrimshaw: A Complete Illustrated Manual
From sailors on the high seas who carved ivory to contemporary artists who work with ecofriendly substitutes, scrimshaw is celebrated and explicated in this introduction to developing the preparation and reproduction skills required to practice this ancient art. Collectors and artisans alike will appreciate the gallery section showcasing more than 50 masterful examples of antique and contemporary scrimshaw pieces. A ready-to-use sailing ship pattern is accompanied by instructions and photographs. Lists of tool suppliers, sources for alternatives to ivory, and books on the history of the art form are also provided.
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