Paddle

About this object

Narrative

From the Massim region (Milne Bay Province; Trobriand Islands) region of Papua New Guinea.

Physical description

Carved wooden paddle with a leaf-shaped blade and straight, plain handle; symmetrical whorl and spiral designs shallowly carved on along the top of both sides of the blade. Bulbous, carved protrusion at tip of blade. notch around top of shaft.