The Oval Paddle is shaped like an over-sized hairbrush with a long handle; this may bring back kinky childhood memories of being punished with a hairbrush. Show some love like your mom did with the oval paddle. The Purpleheart Oval Paddle with holes is 15 inches long and the head is 4-1/2 inches by 6 inches. Purpleheart is an intensely purple wood from the Tropical Americas with accentuating lush dark brown and purple grains. Over time this wood can develop a rich brown patina, especially when left exposed to the sun. After years of searching we now use a special waterborne finish that keeps the intense purple color that is lost with other finishes.