Bring the Wild Inside: Safari Lifestyle
Since January is the time for all the huge Safari Expositions across the country I thought we would revisit a post I did for the Women’s Outdoor News on how to Bring the Wild Inside with Safari Lifestyle! You can read my full post at the WON archives:
The following vignette I made from vintage family sporting memorabilia, books and letters, it was used by Safari Club International for convention advertising.
vintage safari vignette by Rita Schimpff for Heritage Game Mounts
Rita Schimpff of Heritage Game Mounts next to ‘Tusk’ by John Banovich at convention
African Animals displayed with natural linen and an ornate panel of oak leaves & acorns – all by Heritage Game Mounts
Victorian Taxidermy becomes Fashionable
Teddy Roosevelt and other big game hunters began to commission Victorian taxidermists to preserve their trophies artfully
Victorian Taxidermy came alive during the Victorian Era (1837-1901) when wealthy hunters, like Teddy Roosevelt, began to commission taxidermists such as Roland Ward to preserve their trophies for their fashionable libraries and sitting rooms.
Victorian horse hoof silver inkwell ca 1878 at the Cantor Arts Center- Stanford University
Trusty pets were honored in functional items of taxidermy to be placed among the sterling & cut glass.
Read more about how anthropomorphic taxidermy started a fashion trend on our post over at the Women’s Outdoor News
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The Safari Lifestyle – Vintage & Re-purposed with Linen
The Safari Lifestyle is alive and well at Heritage Game Mounts. Elegant vintage horns are re-purposed with the purpose of entertaining linen and toile!
Safari Lifestyle- Reedbok mounted on Toile linen on Heritage Game Mounts: Legacy Panel
Safari Lifestyle by Heritage Game Mounts – vintage horns re-purposed elegantly with linen
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Safari Lifestyle in Art
Women’s Outdoor News: Bringing The Wild Inside by Rita Schimpff
Rita Schimpff with “Tusk” by John Banovich
We are discovering Safari Lifestyle in Art & Display over at the
Women’s Outdoor News – from paintings to taxidermy. Is your safari style traditional or eclectic?