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Northwest coast people traveled, hunted and went visiting by canoe. The paddles used to propel the canoe typically had long blades and short shafts. This set is beautifully formed, deeply carved and painted on one side. They were likely made for sale since the carving would have weakened the blade and made it more likely to break when used.
depth 0.75 in ; length 49.5 in ; width 4.75 in