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Seneca carving
Date Issued: 2004-08-21
Postage Value: 37 cents

Commemorative issue
Art of the American Indian
Seneca carving

Among the Iroquois, carving was traditionally men's work, and they were adept at transforming wooden utensils into works of art - a skill particularly evident in the diverse human and animal effigies that adorn the handles of ladles. This elaborately carved handle finial, depicting a dog watching a human eating, ornaments a mid-19th-century Seneca ladle from the Tonawanda Reservation in New York.
 

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