An object shaped in the form of a paddle but one that represents high status. Intricately carved throughout which includes tiki figures at the terminal. An emblem of authority.

Object Summary

Museum Number 36/1986/3
Simple Name paddle
Full Name ceremonial paddle
Common Name paddle
Production country French Polynesia (Overseas Collectivity of France)
Material wood
Collection class Religion and magic
Collection continent Pacific
Collection area/region POLYN
Production county Austral Islands
Production continent Oceania
Production year high 1986