Cook Islands, Polynesia
Wood (unknown) was used to make this one pieced, nice grained paddle. The blade has a different shape to it and has two quarter circles that is carved on one side. There is an enlongated io on the tip of the blade. The handle is slightly tapered with a flare and a knotch at the top of the handle. Paddle was made circa 1969 by Mr. Mitiero Makara who used broken glass to smooth the paddle and it was accessioned by B. Long.
Collection Name: Dr. and Mrs. Edward Creutz