Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (October 20, 2022)It would be wrong to let Squirrel Awareness Month slip away without highlighting this enchanting ceramic squirrel figurine bearing a Masonic symbol. Known as “sewer tile” folk art, figurines like this one were made from a type of clay used in the production of sewer pipe. This item may have been made in Ohio, which was a center for sewer tile manufacturing because of its rich natural deposits of red and white clay.
This unusual type of folk art seems to have originated around 1880 and continued to be made into the early 1900s. To learn more, visit our blog at https://bit.ly/3CVQ8kD
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