Model: va'a hull, Apia, Samoa

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Wooden souvenir model va'a hull, of the paopao form with the words APIA and Samoa painted on one side with painted decoration in red, white green and black applied in geometric shapes that have been marked in pencil shallow carved and inlaid in the recess of the incision.

The wooden hull has carved incised notches running along the vaka ao (gunwhale) and incised lines mimic taumua (foredeck cover) and velo (after decking).

The top edges of the vaka has holes in the surface at intervals and unvarnished surface indicating other parts such as booms may be been and an ama (outrigger float) may have been part of this object originally.
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Maker and role
Unknown: Maker
Wood: 0 - Whole
Paint: 0 - Whole
Measurement details
3D objects (HxWxD): H 65 x W 590 x D 55mm: 0 - Whole
Production place and notes
Samoa, Oceania
On display?
Not on display


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