Thursday, January 15, 2009

Exotic Paddle Series (1)

While winter has set in and my own paddlemaking hobby slows down, I thought I'd begin a series of posts on exotic paddles from around the world. Here's a pic from the Australian Art Network. A pair of ceremonial paddles from Borneo from an unknown artisan

Ceremonial Paddles - Dayak, Borneo

I find the blade shapes with their soft curves and blunt arrowhead style tip very appealing and might try this design in the future.

1 comment:

Andre Guyot said...

I love your blog! I have a Dayak paddle from Kalimantan, although not quite the same design, it is made, as most of them are, of Ironwood a hardwood from Borneo. Andre Guyot

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