A traditional fisherman's dwelling in the Outer Hebrides. Owing to the scarcity of a natural timber resource; there being no trees on some of the islands; then access to timber for roofing was at a premium. Therefore the old unseaworthy boats were utilised as thatched roof support, resulting in this odd narrow shaped roof effect. Commonly seen in the early years of the 20th century along the coastline of the Uists.
These models are cast in Crystacal R, and painted with acrylic paint.
Finished with a black felted base
Approx 7.25 x 4.25 x 3 inches
Alan Whittle Ceramics
Stonecast reproduction of an Alan Whittle original sculpture.
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