A fabulous late 19th Century Nuu-chah-nulth painted full size canoe steering paddle. The paddle is beautifully painted in great old and original pigments on both side to produce the complex striking abstract designs. Not many of these old paddles survived and very few have such compelling painted designs. This being a wide blade paddle used for steering the canoe makes it even rarer. This museum quality paddle displays very well and will make a fine addition to anyone’s collection.