Lot 280
New Guinea, Tribal Dance Paddles
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Early 20th century, carved wood, the lanceolate blades with fine checkering and deeply carved geometric devices, while the smooth shafts terminate in decorative pyramid forms.

56 in. and 54 in.

The shorter paddle with a 2 in. area of loss along an edge that is naturally smoothed and lightly polished by surface wear; minor chips from normal use to extremities; very good condition.