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Outrigger Canoe Model

2006.44.2219 (RS83210)

Description

Wooden outrigger canoe model, possibly from the Caroline Islands in Micronesia. The main canoe body is painted black on the outside along the waterline. The canoe is curved up at either end but more pronounced at the stern (back) where the curve ends in two prongs where the steering oar (now missing) would have been held. The mast is attached to the center of the canoe, and the sail is triangular-shaped and made of woven mat fibers. The model was likely made as a souvenir.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
Canoe model / from the / Western Caroline / Islands, Micronesia (handwritten)
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
plant fiber
wood (plant material)
Object type
Toy
Descriptive terms
Canoe, Outrigger
models (representations)
plant fiber
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
13 x 8 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.2219
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
171656
Reference Notes
Micronesian Working Papers Number 2, 1970. University of Guam Galleries of Art. pdf: www.friendsoftobi.org/tobithings/canoes/canoesmicronesia.pdf

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