The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art

flogging paddle

Maldives, 20th century



flogging paddle


leather with metal (copper alloy) reinforcement studs and a wooden handle


length: 66,3 cm




20th century, used


provenance:  collected in Malé, Republic of Maldives, by Jack Daulton

This is an implement used for corporal punishment within the Sharia-influenced criminal justice system of the Maldives.

The paddle is quite worn and weathered, with a large crack through end of the paddle, which is nearly breaking off.


detail showing crack through the end of the paddle:
The Daulton Collection