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Cajun Cabin Diarama

comments (4) February 24th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

alcavalier alcavalier, member
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Cajun Cabin Diarama
Typical Cajun wooden bateau
Pulling out his pirogue to go out and catch tonights supper of catfish. 
Cistern in the background is for collecting rain water.
Grandma washing clothes on a scrubboard and hanging it out to dry on acloths line.  Indoor dryers werentinvented yet and they had no electricity anyway.
Picking corn.  The early Cajuns lived completely off the land and bayous.
Cajun Cabin Diarama - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Cajun Cabin Diarama

I built this model Cajun cabin homestead to show my
grandchildren, and others who may not be aware of,
their heritage.

The homestead is built on a 32" by 40" base. The cabin,
outhouse, chicken pen and fences are made of western
cedar. The trees and greenery are made of various materials,
and the boats are made of cypress.

The people, dogs, and chickens are all hand carved
out of various types of soft wood.  The people are
about 5-6 inches tall while the Beagle dogs are about
2 inches long.

The model depicts the average home of the Louisiana
Cajun as they lived off the land and the waterways of
South Louisiana prior to electricity, outboard motors,
paved roads, and other modern conveniences .

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery

Comments (4)

alcavalier alcavalier writes: Thanks
Posted: 9:28 am on February 26th

RonandJan RonandJan writes: VERY GOOD PRODJECT
Posted: 8:53 pm on February 25th

RonandJan RonandJan writes:
Posted: 8:52 pm on February 25th

BetsyE BetsyE writes: Love it. My sister-in-law is a cajun.
Posted: 4:23 pm on February 24th

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