Model: Outrigger vaka, Papua New Guinea

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Wooden model outrigger vaka of Papua New Guinea style, both hull and outrigger are heavily carved and coloured with black, red and yellow pigment. The main hull bow is carved into the shape of a dragon-type creature with a ridged knobs running along ends.

The vaka has two masts and each has a ilo sail which is crab claw shape, each rigged, with decorative cut outs and fronds attached. The deck extends from both sides of the hull and is lashed platforms.
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Maker and role
Unknown: Maker
Wood: 0 - Whole
Paint: 0 - Whole
Natural Fibre: 0 - Whole
Measurement details
3D objects (HxWxD): H 230 x W 320 x D 210mm: 0 - Whole
Production place and notes
Papua New Guinea, Oceania
On display?
Not on display


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