Paddle, by Bill White

Like most functional Northwest Coast art, paddles were historically decorated with the clan and crest symbols of their owners. The flash of a paddle by kinsmen entering a coastal village for a potlach or other festivities once served to underscore the power and prestige of those who approached by canoe.

Year: 1990

Materials: Yellow cedar, commercial paint, abalone

Location: South Terminal Mezzanine

Getting There

Ted Stevens Anchorage Int'l Airport
South Terminal Mezzanine
Anchorage, AK 99502
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