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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 carvedout of various types of soft wood. The people areabout 5-6 inches tall while the Beagle dogs are about2 inches long.
The model depicts the average home of the LouisianaCajun as they lived off the land and the waterways ofSouth Louisiana prior to electricity, outboard motors,paved roads, and other modern conveniences .
Typical Cajun wooden bateau
Pulling out his pirogue to go out and catch tonight's 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 weren'tinvented yet and they had no electricity anyway.
Picking corn. The early Cajuns lived completely off the land and bayous.
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VERY GOOD PRODJECT
Love it. My sister-in-law is a cajun.
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