Three ilo (sails) crab claw shape in the form of an elongated ellipse with serrated edges and elongated tips are formed of coconut fibre, as are the lashing and rigging which has tufts of fibre attached at intervals.
The exterior hull is decorated with pattern created by burnt inlaid work which may mimic traditional decorative forms such as kaokao, kao (downward pointing flat triangles or teeth) and ma'e poporo (fringe) as ornamentation with the word PAPUA inscribed along the side.
The model is a Papua New Guinea design, this twentieth century model may have been produced for the tourist trade.
Bamboo: 0 - Whole
Coconut husk: Sails
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