Diorama of a Carib camp, Gerrit Schouten, 1810

Diorama of a Carib camp, Gerrit Schouten, 1810

wood, h 49cm × w 69cm × d 22cm. More details

The plant and animal draughtsman Schouten made dioramas of life in Suriname. This one presents an everyday scene in a Carib settlement along a river. The men are building a hut or returning from hunting, while the women prepare food and care for the children. At right they are making bread from cassava, a tuberous root. Baskets are being brought ashore from the corial (dugout canoe) along the bank.

On display in room 1.17 Gerrit Schouten

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