Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Flying Fish Souvenir from the Island of Pitcairn

In Folk Art > Wooden Folk Art Objects > Show & Tell.
Folk Art930 of 1251a wall i foundwhirly jig
0
Love it
0
Like it

Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

Bottlebutler
(3 items)

I purchased this at a flea market for pennies. It is a flying fish souvenir from the island of Pitcairn (the location of the Mutiny on the Bounty). Parkin Christian was the great great grandson of First Mate of the Bounty Fletcher Christian. At the time Parkin crafted this fish the Pitcairners were not using chain saws (he died in 1971) so this was a truly hand-crafted item. Parkin was an exceptional member of the little Pitcairn society, widely traveled, and one of the best “native” navigators in all the South Pacific.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.