Physical description

Paddle with a carved serpent's head on the paddle blade, the body of the serpent winding around the shaft, and a pointed humanoid head at the butt end of the handle with round eyes, flared nostrils with plant fibre threaded through them, and an open mouth. The serpent has flat, ovoid eyes outlined in white paint, a pointed nose, and serrated teeth. A border of white triangles is painted at the edges of the paddle. The carving is emphasized by white, dark yellow, reddish-brown and dark brown paint.