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Model single outrigger canoe (a) of hard brown wood, torpedo-shaped, equal- and blunt-ended, hull consisting of dugout underbody covered by corresponding deck of one piece (with slight median ridge at each end, central section raised), both lashed together by single fibre stitches at intervals; deck decorated with incised parallel lines and carved inscriptions "Niue" at one and "Canoe" at other end; with two booms, two stringers. Detached float (b) of light soft wood, circular cross-section, one end pointed, other cut at angle, six holes for stanchions, now missing. One plain lanceolate paddle (c) of light soft wood.
- Production date
Length: 46 centimetres (float)
Length: 74.50 centimetres (hull)
Length: 25 centimetres (paddle)
- Curator's comments
- Collection made by donor in field in 1950s. See Eth.Doc.1054.
Also MS in Departmental Library, N. Sandwith, "Wide-eyed in Tonga: a South Seas odyssey", and paintings, sketches and photographs in Departmental Pictorial Archive.
- Not on display
- Incomplete and damaged.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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