Large canoe paddle

oceania | Ecuador

Large canoe paddle

Ecuador

Woman’s paddle
Chachilla ou Cayapa, Ecuador

Early 20th century
Carved wood
Height : 165 cm – 65 in

Provenance
Ex collection Douglas Barrett, London
Ex collection Edric van Vredenburgh, Brussels

Published: Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale 2022
Ecuador paddle 165 cm / Galerie Flak Price on request
An extremely rare and superb example of a large woman's paddle from the Cayapas or Chachilla people of Ecuador. Additional references and pictures can be found in "The Cayapa Indians of Ecuador" by Samuel Alfred Barrett published in 1925 by the Heye Foundation, Museum of the American Indian / Smithsonian. This publication showssimilar examples and field photographs with such paddles being used by women aboard river canoes.

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