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 E1251
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 1867