Model canoe

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40130
Item name
Model canoe 
Category
Model/Game
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Fiji
Map
Collector
Joji Ratuvakacereivalu  
Acquisition date
December 04, 1992 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Peter Chapman 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

A decorated single outrigger canoe model, overall 990mm long and 330mm wide. The main body of the canoe has been painted a reddish brown and decoratively carved on the outer side with three houses separated by palm trees, and a boat with a double sail at one end. The plain, light coloured hemispherical outrigger is joined by a series of 4 spars / braces to the main canoe section.

Research notes

Model canoe 40130 with its detached sail 40131, was given to Peter Chapman by one of his graduating Master of Social Planning and Development (MSPD) students of the Dept of Anthropology & Sociolgy, University of Queensland. It bears a smudged purple ink stamp on its outrigger 'Made in Fiji'.

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