Model: Wa-ririk outrigger, Kiribati, 1975

Maker
Corrie, Vincent
Production date
1975
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Description
Wooden model of a sailing wa-ririk or fishing outrigger from Kiribati which is detailed to show building technique of a full sized wa-ririk, which were used for fishing outside reef and for coastal navigation.

The hull is double ended and of equal sides, comprised of a frame which supports three curved horizontal strakes which are made up of planking which has holes for sennit lashing to secure planks together forming the hull.

The hull has a gunwhale and interior long lengths of wood countersunk into the washstrakes which act as thwarts to strengthen the hull, Y shaped ended connectives are lashed across the hull and project out on one side.

The three kiaro (outrigger-booms) are square shaped timber lengths and connect to the torpedo shaped rama (float) with toto (connectives), and two diagonal bracing struts of the outrigger frame originating at hull has a triangular wooden platform projecting over the kiaro.

The ie (sail) of woven pandanas and is a triangular form, set apex down and enclosed by a yard and boom with sennit rigging attaching to Y connective braces on hull and to the rama (outrigger float).


Made by Vincent Corrie in 1975.
Accession number
1994.67
Museum System ID
2370
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Classification
Maker and role
Corrie, Vincent: Modelmaker
Media/Materials
Wood: 0 - Whole
Flax: 0 - Whole
Measurement details
3D objects (HxWxD): H 540 x W 760 x D 540mm: 0 - Whole
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Not on display

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