A Fine Maori Oraters Paddle Polynesian Art from New Zealand C.1900
|Size||Length 178 cm|
This fine old Maori Canoe Paddle is beautifully decorated over the entire front of the paddle blade with deeply incised designs. There is what looks like a pair of eyes about 2/3 down the paddle blade. The back of the paddle blade only has the carved designs on the top 1/3 of the blade. This Paddle would date from approximately from the 1870s.
The shaft of the paddle is undecorated except the finial which looks like two stylized eyes. The paddle is carved from a single piece of hardwood and is in very good original condition.
Maori artists made some of the most beautiful artworks ever made by human beings.
The Paddle comes on a nice custom made so that it can be displayed on the floor or on a table
Provenance: The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic & Polynesian Art
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