Model: outrigger canoe, SUVA FIJI

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Souvenir wooden and bamboo model of an wooden outrigger with a woven sail. 'SUVA FIJI' is carved in the side of the main hull. Stored with sail lying flat. Main hull made of wood and varnished or wood-stained and painted.
Ama, frame and booms are unpainted – and are constructed of a mix of wood and bamboo. String rigging and lashings. Has a detachable mast with a woven pandanus sail secured to it.
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Maker and role
Unknown: Maker
Wood: 0 - Whole
Pandanus: 0 - Whole
Bamboo: 0 - Whole
Cotton: 0 - Whole
H40 x W281 x D144 mm when sail flat
H145 x W281 x D144 mm with mast up
Measurement details
3D objects (HxWxD): H 281 x W 144 x D 40mm: 0 - Whole
3D objects (HxWxD): H 145 x W 281 x D 144mm: 0 - Whole
Production place and notes
Fiji, Oceania
On display?
Not on display


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