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Polynesian ocean fishing Outrigger Canoe folk art Model

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Polynesian ocean fishing Outrigger Canoe folk art Model
This is an accurate model of an outrigger canoe from the Ellice Islands, now the island nation of Tuvalva. The v-shaped hull is made of an upper and lower sections,sewn together with string of plant fiber and forming a notched prow which provides stability in ocean waves. There is fishing platform, complete with net, fishing fly and weight, a bailer, 2 paddles and 2 masts. Only the sails are missing.

Overall length of model canoe is 25". In several of the pictures, I have included a quarter or a ruler for scale.

With the aid of a friend this canoe was identified from picture in Haddon's "Canoes of Oceania" published in 1937

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