Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Warao maker
  • paddle, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • wood, carving, staining?
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 115 x 19.5 x 9.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 45 1/4 x 7 11/16 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Andrew M. Torres
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6481

The wooden paddle has a curve in the shaft. The shaft is cylindrical and light brown. The end of the shaft has a "T" shaped handle that is dark brown. The blade of the paddle is wider at the end and triangular in cross section. It is also dark brown.