Commission
Artist
Clive Fugill
Material
Tōtara (NZ Native)
Form
Hoe (Paddle)
Size
1630x150x50

Hoe

Paddle
The hoe was the means of propulsion for the Māori waka (canoe). While the hoe was primarily a paddle, it also doubled as a weapon when the need arose. Carved paddles were the property of the chief and were highly valued. The hoe came in different styles and the handles and blades differed from area to area.