Asian ethnic minority artifacts textiles, tribal arts, primitive Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Home
 
Polynesian ocean fishing Outrigger Canoe folk art Model

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1950: item # 714061

Please refer to our stock # Oc101 when inquiring.

Click to view additional online photographs
detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 detail 4 detail 5


Asian Ethnic Artifacts
307 Oxford Place
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-377-7210

Guest Book


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



Page design by TROCADERO © 1998-2013 View Cart
Categories Shops Join Terms Critique Map Help