Friday, April 27, 2012

Parade Staff

Circa 1880's folk art carved parade staff. Carved from one piece of burl wood, it features an abstract face on the front and reads "Hurrah for Paddysland" on the reverse, along with three leafed clovers around the head. The work is American and was probably made by Irish immigrants, possibly for a St. Patrick day type parade.  Huge size at 18" tall. Found in New Jersey.

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