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Duck Decoys are one of the few forms of truly American folk art. Native Americans were the first to use a decoy for the purpose of luring a game bird from the sky. The oldest decoys ever found were Canvasbacks made from reeds and feathers and date back over 1400 years ago. Over the centuries decoys evolved into wooden carvings. Many of our early American ancestors were self taught carvers and to many of them, like the Bundy’s of today, handcrafting was their source of livelihood. Their creations are called folk art. Each decoy carver developed his own distinct style. While our decoys are not used for hunting, they are American folk art and we carve them with craftsmanship and pride, one of a kind, one at a time.
For over a quarter century, John and Valarie Bundy and their son, Jason, have been carving the most beautiful, unique decoy carvings in the world. There is a look and a magic about Bundy Ducks that is impossible to show in a photo. Nothing compares to actually seeing one. With the unique combination of the grain of the wood, the combination of colors, stains, and the high gloss finish, each one is a piece of art which brings enjoyment to the owner.
We carve each of them from a full size log section and “carve off everything that is not a duck”. We use a log to start from so we can actually “see the duck” while it’s still inside the log and properly align the grain pattern. In creating these carvings we attempt to show off the natural beauty of the wood by enhancing it with colored stains, which work with the growth rings, knots and unique patterns of each piece of wood, creating a one of a kind piece of art.
No two Bundy Decoys are alike, which is partly why they are so collectable. The one you purchase will be one of a kind. While there are all kinds of gift items in today’s world, there are very few that are still made from real wood and even fewer that are made right from the log. Each decoy is handled 28 times and requires many hours of hand labor per piece. Now you can see these beautiful carvings in your own home with the BundyDucks.Com web site.