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A fine Mentawai wooden boat paddle

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Pre 1960: item # 1207601

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michael cichon tribal arts
P.O. Box 5919
Bradenton, FL 34281
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A fine Mentawai wooden boat paddle
The elegant, hardwood example with ridged spade form paddle section. The shaft is finely incised with simple designs and the end handle has the typical, delicate and thin, U-shaped form found on these monoxylous objects. Showing a fine, varied and shiny, medium brown, aged patina. Collected in the 1970's by a Belgian couple. Custom steel mount. Rare item. 65.25"L x 6"W, maximum.


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