Tuesday, October 4, 2011

c1890 Green Ojibway Paddle

The October Current Items page from the CherryGallery.com features a painted Ojibwa canoe paddle circa 1890...

Ojibwa Indian Canoe Paddle
A finely carved maple paddle with an early light green painted surface. It features a rolled-top handle with faceted details, and a stepped transition from blade to shaft.
Circa 1890
4.5" w, 67" h

Here are some closeups of the interesting roll grip and blade pattern. It looks very consistent to Graham Warren's outlines of Ojibwa paddles with the interesting addition of some notched shoulders...

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