Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cherry Gallery - Children's Decorative Penobscot Paddles

From the April 2015 Current Selections page of

Pair of Child's Canoe Paddles
These two handmade birch canoe paddles have traditional long, flat handles and carved diamonds where the shafts meet the blades. They are potentially Penobscot made. They show their age - one paddle has a warped shaft and the other has a separation in the blade, but they display well on a wall nonetheless.
Circa 1920
5" w, 42.75" h

Grip Closeup

Blade Shapes

Diamond Motif carved at throat

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