Model canoe

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Registration number
40131
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 plaited triangular sail with pairs of braces 660mm long on the longest two sides. These braces are sewn on with green string, which also joins to the spars / braces that joins the outrigger to the main canoe section. Also tied to the green string is another, single brace.

Research notes

Model canoe 40130 with its detaced sail 40131, was given to Peter Chapman as a token of appreciation 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 stating 'Made in Fiji'.

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