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canoe paddle with anthropomorphic carvings
  • Bororo peoples
  • canoe paddle with anthropomorphic carvings, circa 1970
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • wood, vegetable pigment, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 129 x 35 cm
    Object Length/Width: 50 13/16 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of Haskell Springer
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0145

Canoe paddle with a long thin handle that has a small crescent shaped hand grip at one end. The other end is widely flared into a round, flat shape with a point at the end. Carved into one side is a stylized image of a human face with eyes and an open mouth with sharp teeth. The designs are colored red and blue-green, with black outlines.