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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "An Austral Islands Ceremonial Paddle carved from Tamau wood"
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incised geometric designs, the flaring circular terminal with seven stylised human
Fine old dark and shiny patina
Early 19th Century
Size : 98 cm long – 38½ ins long
By the end of the 19th century the paddles were made often with longer handles and larger blades, in response to a growing demand from passing whaling ships and voyagers, but as evidenced by Anderson, the Austral Islands paddle's general form and decoration is traditional, and was not solely a response to a ready tourist market.
|Height||98.00 cm||(38.58 inches)|