Tom Boozer

Decoy Duck Maker

Tom Boozer is a renowned carver of duck decoys, a craft known as one of the oldest American folk arts. Early Native Americans made decoys out of reeds, grasses and natural dyes. Colonists of the 16th century learned the concept and used metal hand tools to craft decoys of wood. Today, Tom carves traditional wooden decoys using only hand tools, a technique that makes him both artisan and historian.

To learn more about Tom Boozer and the art of duck decoy making, click on the videos below.

Tom Boozer