Paddle card

Paddle

42.11.119
A hoe (canoe paddle) with a humanoid figure at the end of the handle, with its right hand held to its chest and the left hand gripping the other wrist. The area between its legs is cut through to form a square hole. Its eyes are shown as narrowed or closed and the mouth has a slightly protruding tongue. The surface decoration on the figure is wavy haehae (grooves) and a line of pakati (dog's-tooth notches) on the arms. There are rauponga (parallel ridges and grooves with a notched ridge in between) arranged in 'v' shapes on the flatter side of the blade at its junction with the shaft.