SWAB THE DECK

SWAB THE DECK

$135.00Price

Original clay monoprint (6in x 6in) with Scrabble tiles (some in different sizes chosen purposely) and added image detailed with colored pencil in a black floater frame.  Ready to hang. The colors of the actual piece may vary slightly from what you see on your viewing device.

  • SHIPPING

    Free shipping within the continental United States.

  • SIZE

    SIZE:  6in x 6in FRAMED SIZE: 6.5in x 6.5in, DEPTH 1.5in

  • STORY

    When swabbing the deck, the Navy required its sailors to work barefoot with their trousers rolled up. Interestingly, it is believed that this led to the eventual use of bell-buttomed trousers which allowed them to pull them up higher. Using a mop (the swab), sailors washed down the decks with saltwater. Not only did it help to preserve the wood, but it helped to keep the planks swollen to reduce the risk of leaking.