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Model outrigger canoe made of wood, leaf, and shells.
Length: 19.50 inches (from original registration)
- Curator's comments
1913 register description:
Wooden model outrigger dug-out canoe, with furled sail.
Model of a canoe made for tourists. The canoe is of a style introduced to the Isle des Pins by Tongan immigrants. Full-sized canoes of this style were used for open sea journeys or for fishing in deep sea. The sail is pandanus and constructed using the same technique as basket weaving. Information received from Francois Wadra and Jessica Wamytan, Melanesia Art Project, May 2008.
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- Acquisition notes
- Louis-Joseph Bouge (1878-1960) was a French colonial administrator and scholar-collector who served in New Caledonia in 1899, in Vanuatu from 1906 and in Tahiti from 1915. In 1913 he sold a collection of about 374 objects to the British Museum, about 250 from Melanesia, including 180 from Vanuatu and the rest from New Caledonia and Solomon Islands.
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