This is a Beautifully Carved and Rare Red Painted Wood Paddle Fragment from the Top of a Paddle from the Warapu Village of Sissano Lagoon, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. The ornamental motifs adorning these paddle fragments are clear expressions of a local clan symbols of a particular location or a tribe.
They appear on both ceremonial and everyday use objects, from carefully crafted items to simple or intricately carved designs. They can also be linked to ancestors.
This unique red paddle fragment would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home. Mid-20th century COMES ON A STAND Shows age, some discoloration and chips in the wood, but overall it is in good condition. 27 1/2" tall on Stand Paddle Fragment 26 1/2" tall 8" wide in the Middle 3" wide at Top and Bottom Handle 6 long AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.