From the Candian Museum of Civilization, an Eastern Woodlands paddle with two toned painted decoration on the blade. This "yin/yang" style of dark and light decoration has a similar theme to the tip decoration on the famous McCord Museum paddle
Artifact Number: III-X-320 Inscription: incised on one side of blade "A. HATT" Begin Date 1845/01/01 End Date 1855/12/31 Measurements Length 125.0 cm, Width 9.0 cm, Depth 2.7 cm Other Cultural Affiliation Eastern Woodlands
I'm an avid canoeist and general "outdoorsy type" guy with a bit of an artistic side. Recently started this hobby of making custom canoe paddles after my disappointing experience with most commercial brands. This site documents various styles of single blade canoe paddles I've made or researched as well as other canoe related info I've stumbled across on my internet wanderings. Hope you enjoy your visit.