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Canoe Paddle

Object Number:2020-15-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Chichagof Island
Hoonah
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Maker: Donald Starbard
Date Made: 2017
Early Date: 2017
Late Date: 2017
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Wood
Iconography:Sea Otter
Clam
Sun
Kelp
Length: 137 cm
Width: 17.5 cm
Depth: 4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Julian Siggers, 2020

Description

The object is a Hoonah canoe paddle made and painted by Donald Starbard (Wak'eesh). It depicts a sea otter, once hunted out during the fur trade but now in abundance once again in the Hoonah homeland of Glacier Bay, on his back eating a clam/sun symbol on its stomach surrounded by kelp/seaweed.

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