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Antique Pacific Island ceremonial paddle-spear - crocodile

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Price: £245.00
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Antique Pacific Island ceremonial paddle-spear all carved out of one piece of wood. The large spearhead (measuring just over 25 inches/ 65 cm long and just under 6 inches wide/ 15 cm at widest point) is nicely carved on both sides with geometric designs and pierced and carved through down the middle section (see pictures). The lower part of the spear is carved in the form of a crocodile with an open mouth and teeth. The middle section of the crocodile is nicely carved with diamond patterns and either side of this section is carved all the way through in a diamond pattern . The crocodile has carved eyes. The front side of the spear is stained/painted black (along the full length) but leaving the natural brown wood for the side, legs and eyes of the crocodile. The underside of the spear and the crocodiles belly is left in natural wood and nice age patina. The belly of the crocodile is also carved with diamond patterns and the spearhead is carved with diamond patterns and geometric designs (see pictures). Item in very good condition there seems to be some old repairs to the crocodiles front legs and some filled age cracks. Tip of the spear is slightly nibbled. Solid piece. Overall length is 61 inches/ 156.2 cm.

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 17 September, 2012.