Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture

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Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture
Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture
Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture
Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture
Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture
Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture
Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture
Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture
Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture
Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture
Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture

Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture
The songbirds have metal legs. Their eyes are carved into the wood and the wing feathers carved for a natural look. The bottom has a sticker that reads John Cowden Woodcarvers Route 9. Note that area codes were introduced in 1963. It stands about 7 inches tall, from the front, it is about 5 wide. And the side is about 3 1/2″, the birds are about 3 1/2″ long each. The base 3 1/2 by 3 inches. And it weighs about 11 ounces. It’s in very good condition and displays handsomely on a table or shelf. There are some felt remnants on the bottom. This is a great carving from a renowned Tennessee carver. >>>The following is an excerpt from The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community History online. No one planned it when the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community developed in Gatlinburg, it just happened. For years, artists and craftsmen practiced their specialty in downtown Gatlinburg. Sometimes in studios and galleries and often, out on the street where visitors and residents could watch them develop their creations. People came and watched, and the craftsmen did what they do best; they crafted. Around 1937, John Cowden and several other craftsmen decided to go home. Weather, increased traffic, excessive commissions to shop owners, and other disruptions were impacting their ability to work as they wanted, and they decided to move their craft shops to the Glades, where many of them lived. They left downtown to the shop owners and set up their own shop, studios, and galleries, in or near their homes. Note: John would have been 16 or 17 years old at this point. They invited the visitors to Gatlinburg to come out to the Glades to see their facilities and look at their wares. They soon realized they could do even more and better work, because of the availability of their tools and supplies. Not to mention the reduction in stress because of being close to the comfort and surroundings of home and family. Shortly after John Cowden made the move, another long established artisan and member of the community, Carl Huskey, a furniture maker, followed suite (sic) and opened the Village Craft Shop in the Glades. Soon after that dozens of other artisan and craftsmen started migrating to this new center of activity, and the seeds were sown for the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Animals\Birds\Other Bird Collectibles”. The seller is “projectdesign” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
Vintage TENNESSEE John Cowden Hand Carved FOLK ART Three Birds Wood Sculpture