[Quinault canoe paddle]

Quinault canoe paddle, 1870-1900. Handcarved from yew wood and unpainted. The transverse grip was carved as a separate piece. The shaft is flattened. The junction of the blade and shaft is a smooth curve, and the blade is leaf-shaped, widening slightly, then narrowing to the tip in a smooth curve. The shaft is slightly bowed.


Creation Date: 1870-1900

Catalog ID: 1919.46.9

Object Types: paddle, canoe

Creator: North American Indian Southern Northwest Coast culture area Quinault

Dimensions: Length 54.5 in . Width 5 in . Depth 1 in

Related Subjects: Quinault Puyallup wte, accessory North American Indian Native American