By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Canoe paddle making workshop this weekend

 

Mark C. Robinson / Wrangell Sentinel

Ken Hoyt is organizing and hosting a Tlingit canoe paddle making workshop at the high school this weekend.

As Ken Hoyt prepares for the Tlingit canoe paddle making workshop at the high school shop room Friday through Sunday, March 8-10, he explained how there are two different types, depending on its intended use.

"Real canoe paddles ... never have relief carving," he said. "They don't have inlays. They don't have anything ornate. They're utilitarian. People will sometimes be disappointed when they see old canoe paddles have a lot of geometric designs, straight lines, way different from the formlines and the really fancy crest designs we're used to seeing."

Canoe paddles are more focused on structu...



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