Friday, January 4, 2013

Penn Museum Decorated Malecite Blade

Many thanks to blog reader and paddle maker Luc Poitras for once again finding an excellent example of a Malecite paddle online - this one from the collection of University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a full image of the paddle including the grip area, but some low-resolution photos reveal an exquisite carving on the blade

Malecite Canoe Paddle
 Object Number:  NA3900.  Courtesy of the Penn Museum 
Provenience: New Brunswick (Canada)
Materials:  Wood
Technique:  Incised
Description:  Incised Both Sides
Other Number: 593/29 - Field No SF

Blade Closeup
Object Number:  NA3900.  Courtesy of the Penn Museum
Reprinted with Permission as per Penn Museum Fair Trade Use Policy 

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