- Museum number
A group of five reddish "mototo" hardwood canoe paddles, with semicircular handles. No. 63 has a broken handle.
Length: 104.50 centimetres (No. 59)
Length: 118.50 centimetres (No. 60)
Length: 127.50 centimetres (No. 61)
Length: 110.20 centimetres (No. 62)
Length: 126.50 centimetres (No. 63)
- Curator's comments
- Register 1973:
No. 59: Wood. Reddish hardwood canoe paddle with semicircular handle.
Nos. 60-62: Another similar [to Am1973,05.59].
No. 63: Another similar [to Am1973,05.59], with a broken handle.
Venezuela, Indian. Canaracuni River. Yequana. "Matoto". Made from Matoto wood, only by the Yequana. The wood grows in a single uninhabited area of forest. Highly prized for its hightness, hardness, colour and strength. Widely traded.
- Not on display
- Register 1973: "No. 63 has a broken handle".
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number