Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tchotcheke, Knickknack Or Kitsch?

I saw this little beauty at the Goodwill Store up in Loveland. It was about six inches long and very heavy. It portrays a Native American Indian sitting in a birch bark canoe along with a wolf and a Bald Eagle. The trifecta of white society's romantic view of Native Americans. Noble savages more in touch with nature- represented by the wolf- and having a purer spirituality-represented by the eagle- than we baser humans. I found it tacky enough to consider buying but when I turned it over it had Made In China written of the bottom so I decided to give it a pass.  Plus it was so damned heavy I did not want to carry it around and risk breaking it.

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