Sunday, February 19, 2017

2017 SEWE Begins - Feathers and Flocks Exhibit

Shadow box with artwork, guns, calls and more
The Charleston Museum hosted the opening of their Feathers and Flocks exhibit on Thursday afternoon, helping to kick off the 2017 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. The exhibit takes a collective look at waterfowling in South Carolina drawing from historic artifacts in the Museum's vast collection of natural history. This important glimpse into the Lowcountry's longstanding water bird traditions is sponsored by The Charleston Mercury newspaper.
Whistler Brothers decoys made with feathers

Numerous species of ducks and other local waterfowl are central to the culture of the Lowcountry. Their meat and feathers filled specific desires from food to fashion statements.These waterfowl also inspired artisans and artists alike with their demeanor and plumage. Hunters adapted these art forms using handcrafted decoys, wooden duck calls and ornate shotguns. The exhibit reveals how water fowling is an old game, with a rich heritage.

 To view past blog entries from SEWE special exhibits click on 2016 Hunter's Habit2015 Miller Collection - 2012 Coen Collection - 2010 Beth Carlson 

To view past entries about the start of the SE Wildlife Expo click 20162015 - 20142013 - 2012 - 2009

Museum taxidermy educates patrons

A Grand crowd celebrates SEWE

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