April River


This is a magnificent old April River paddle with a brilliantly executed stylized crocodile form handle.

Someone must have loved this paddle quite a bit as can be seen by the native braided cane 'band aid' that circles around an old (but stable) crackle in the stem.

I say enough about the artistry of the handle terminal.  This clear yet almost subliminal design is simply brilliant as aforementioned.

Ca. earlier 20th Cent. 

64"




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