ceremonial paddle

Ceremonial dancing paddle with a flattened, flaring blade broadening to a slimmer shaft of rhomboidal section, which then flattens again towards the haft. This is carved into the shoulders and head of a humanoid kokorra figure. This figure is outlined in three dimensions, is bi-facial and shallowly engraved. The whole is overpainted with red, white, and black paint from a variety of mineral and organic sources.

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