Birds of a Feather

Wildfowl Carving in Southeast Louisiana

The Historic New Orleans Collection 2007
softcover • 9" × 10" • 44 pp.
64 color images

Available from The Shop at The Collection for $5


Birds of a Feather offers an introduction to the art and history of an important Louisiana tradition. Part 1, “Early Working Decoys,” features the utilitarian yet artistic expressions created in seven geographic areas of Louisiana from the mid-nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. Part 2, “Contemporary Carvings,” traces the evolution of decoy carving from a folk art to a competitive art and features decoys by some of today’s most celebrated decorative carvers, including Jimmie Vizier and Tan and Jett Brunet. This catalog accompanied a 2007–8 exhibition at The Historic New Orleans Collection.