Lot 2046
Important Percy Carawan (NC, 1910-2005), Dust Jacket Published Goose
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lake Mattamuskeet, North Carolina, circa 1930s, carved and painted wood, published on the cover and pages 52 and 53 of Mattamuskeet and Ocracoke Waterfowl Heritage by Jack Dudley.

Length 22 in.

From the Personal Collection of Mr. Kroghie Andresen, Charlotte, North Carolina

Former collection of Ed Johnston.
Former collection of DC North.

This goose by Percy Carawan is arguably the most recognized root head decoy from North Carolina. All of Percy's decoy heads were made with varying positions since they were made from black gum roots while the bodies were made from cedar or juniper logs. Jack Dudley placed this decoy on the cover of his book as he believed Percy Carawan was one of two of the most significant Hyde County makers amd this is amongst his finest efforts. The turned looking down head posture of this decoy gives it a referent bowing pose.

Old gunning paint, some wear to the base of the neck.