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A wooden Middle Sepik River child's paddle

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This fine child's paddle comes from the Middle Sepik River area of Papua New Guinea. Existing in this riverine environment meant depending on the use of a canoe, and children as young as 3 or 4 years of age were given small versions of craft and paddles to help sharpen their skills on the water. Hardwood with deep, rich red-brown, aged patina. Early-mid 20th century. 40.50"L. Fine condition with softened and well-handled surface.