Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Playing The Tourist

We play at being tourist guides
when friends visit
Habitation is a popular place
Every time we go I see or learn something new

This time I noticed
upside down waves on the canoe

this time I discovered the coveted felt hats
were made from beaver fur
Felt from fur!

Caskets filled with vital supplies
and some wine I expect

I could make good use of a leather bucket

Wouldn't mind this front door either!

A tepee stood outside the walls
and me thinks there is a design in there.


  1. What an interesting place, I love the leather bucket and how the caskets are made.
    It happens to me too to see a design in things, amazing how a trained eye can see beyond appearance.

  2. Great pictures! Reminds me of the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, ON (well worth a visit, if you ever travel to this area. It's a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto).

  3. There's a hat museum not far from us, where they used to make the felt hats using rabbit fur, and I think some one told me once that in NZ they used to use possum fur. I guess the hatters used whatever was locally plentiful.

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with the tepee idea!

  4. Isn't it fun to take a look at the shapes and textures of things -- really and truly observing. From that often comes artwork.

  5. don't you love places like this, that you return to time and again? we have nearby upper canada village which i love.

  6. Our son brought my hubby a beautiful fur-felted hat from one of his trips. It's so light and definitely turns water!


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