carved paddle North West Coast

Small rounded wooden blade with a long shaft terminating in a ring of stylized figures. Incised overall with double K motifs. Sun motif appears once of the blade, one on either side where top of handle meets base of blade, and then four on the butt. There are figures around the base, but the butt is solid and slightly convex; openwork carving into the butt to form the figures as is sometimes seen on other examples.

  • Material/Medium: wood
  • Date: n/a
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  • Accession number: 1978.6b
  • Category: World Cultures
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