mercredi 18 février 2009

Malecite Birchbark canoes

Malecite style birchbark canoe 14 ft

Malecite style 16 ft

Inside view of the ribs and edge to edge taper planking

Malecite style 15 ft
Malecite style 16 ft

Here are some of my Malecite style Birchbark canoes. The Malecite were considered as the finest canoe builders among the Native Nations. They pushed the birchbark canoe building technique to its best. Long thin ends, tumblehome building, edge to edge planking and extensive winter bark etching are the characteristics of the Malecite birchbark canoes.