Model: Takia vaka, Fiji

Maker
Unknown
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Description
Wooden model of a dug-out vaka with an outrigger, a depiction of the takia or velovelo form used in Fiji, the hull is craved from light unvarnished wood has stepped cut out design at each end, and the thama (outrigger float) is attached by a grid of kaso tu (booms) connected by a pair of vatoto (sanctions) with midri vine lashing securing each to the other.

Two vothe (paddles) are lashed to the kaso tu. Takia are river-going outrigger canoe that are either poled or sailed.
Accession number
1993.234.4
Museum System ID
2566
Collection type
Classification
Maker and role
Unknown: Maker
Media/Materials
Wood: 0 - Whole
Measurement details
3D objects (HxWxD): H 525 x W 245 x D 70mm: 0 - Whole
Production place and notes
Fiji, Oceania
On display?
Not on display

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