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[Decorative Wooden Paddle]

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Da Nene Landvelt, Maroon
wood paint
Maroon paddles vary in size, shape, decoration according to their use, ownership, and region. Traditionally, paddles for rowing large cargo canoes were very wide. Women's paddles are about half size of men's paddles because women are only suppose to use short, brisk paddling strokes. As seen here paddles are lavishly carved and painted with colorful design and motifs. This paddle was made by Da Nene Landvelt of Cottea. Collector and donor Janina Rubinowitz painted a portrait of Da Nene and his family in the collection, 2006.0014.17.
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