Sepik river, primitive art, papua new guinea, oceanic art
Small child's paddle with a carved top. Every clan from every village of Sepik river area has its own designs. These symbols are trees, leaves, birds, insects etc. Here it is the praying mantis, the totemic insect of the clan of origin. Wood with beautiful used patina... Sold with a custom base.
109 x 15 cm
Sepik river area, Papua new guinea