Rare Bella Bella Painted Ceremonial Canoe Paddle Circa 1880

$650 USD

Bella Bella Painted Dance Paddle

Date: 19th Century

Artist: Heiltsuk Bella Bella Artist

Materials: cedar, red and black pigments

Dimensions: 17 2/3” L x 3” x ½”

Provenance: Private Collection British Columbia

Description: A well carved and painted dance paddle featuring different crest designs on each side. Each with an abstract zoomorphic patterns executed in classic Northern Northwest Coast forms. Early painted dance paddle with zoomorphic formline designs painted on both sides. Dark old and original patina. These paddles were brought out during potlatch ceremonies and raised and tapped on the floor to keep beat with the drumming or given to guests as gifts for attending the potlatch.

Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 17.67 × 3.0 × .50 in
Item Location

Canada

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Bella Bella Painted Dance Paddle

Date: 19th Century

Artist: Heiltsuk Bella Bella Artist

Materials: cedar, red and black pigments

Dimensions: 17 2/3” L x 3” x ½”

Provenance: Private Collection British Columbia

Description: A well carved and painted dance paddle featuring different crest designs on each side. Each with an abstract zoomorphic patterns executed in classic Northern Northwest Coast forms. Early painted dance paddle with zoomorphic formline designs painted on both sides. Dark old and original patina. These paddles were brought out during potlatch ceremonies and raised and tapped on the floor to keep beat with the drumming or given to guests as gifts for attending the potlatch.

Additional information

Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 17.67 × 3.0 × .50 in
Item Location

Canada

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