These Wooden Paddles Have Imagery of Patagonia’s Indigenous Maphuches

By: Ady Floyd - Sep 29, 2015
References: lockerdome
These beautiful wooden paddles from Patagonia’s 'Hualle' collection display beautiful imagery that reflects the works of the indigenous Maphuches. Each wooden paddle has been handcrafted from trade workers in the southern portions of Chile.

All of the Haulle wooden paddles have been transformed from light-colored pieces of timber into elegant boat accessories that feature colors of white, red and teal. The use of ancient symbolism appears on the paddles and is used as a bold and decorative accent. Often times, the paddles are a solid color, which is only broken up by an intruding line or an elegant star shape.

The entire Hualle collection makes use of cultural imagery while maintaining a modernized and polished look. Using pieces of wood from various locations across Patagonia and ensuring each piece of artwork is original means every paddle is a one-of-a-kind piece.