Killer Whale Paddle (raised design)
click image for an enlargement of the paddle blade
Click for an enlargement of the paddle blade

Artist: Troy Roberts
Tribal affiliation: Kwakiutl

Paddles may be ordered in various designs
including Wolf, Thunderbird, frog, kulus, etc.


thunderbird

red cedar

The wooden paddles used to propel canoes are made of a variety of woods and are often decorated with carving or painting. Model paddles, as well as representations of paddles frequently appear in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art.

People use paddles as flags and signals in some ceremonial contexts and the position and formation of paddles can communicate messages over a long distance across the water.

Gifts and offerings to supernatural entities of the undersea world are commonly offered from the blade of a paddle.

yellow or red cedar with carved in design - acrylic paint and varathane - all Canadian products -

killer whale design / yellow cedar

Measurements of finished piece (pictured)
Other paddles will vary
Length - 65 1/2" I Width of paddle blade 10" I Handle 7" wide I Thickness 1 1/2"