Paddle Item Number: B124 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Brown wood narrow blade in a reverse elongated arch shape with a thin, cylindrical shaft and a t-shaped handle. Geometric and scroll designs emphasized with white pigment along the handle consist of swirls within a diagonal petal-like shape at each corner surrounded by horizontal lines. At the base of the t-shaped handle, there are two carved bulbous areas, the one at the base having plain horizontal grooves while the one after a plain section in between has various designs. The blade has a vertical ridge along the middle of both sides and is inlaid with many lead, four-pointed stars.

Cultural Context

used by women