This Large Birdseye Maple Paddle by James Simas has a snake effigy handle. Comes with handmade sleeve with the four direction colors and the earth color. This beautiful work has a variety of uses from padding dough, stirring dry goods or simply use it as part of your kitchen decor. Birdseye maple is one of the rarest types of wood on the planet. It has a very distinctive pattern that looks like tiny, swirling eyes disrupting the smooth lines of grain.