Outrigger Canoe Model

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-272247

Description

Wooden model of a Hawaiian single-hulled outrigger canoe (wa'a kuakahi) (a), with a steering oar (possibly) (b) and paddle (c). Both the canoe and steering oar are painted black and yellow. It is likely that the outrigger float, or ama, fell off at some point. The outrigger is an important vessel in Hawaii and came in different sizes designed for fishing, trade and war. This model has "Honolulu" faintly painted on the bow and "Aloha" on the stern. The model was made as a souvenir item for the tourist trade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

canoes
models (representations)
wood (plant material)
Canoe, Outrigger

Inscription

"Honolulu" and "'Aloha" (Hand-painted on either end of canoe)

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Water Transportation -- Equipment

Dimensions

1 3/4 x 1 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3692A-C

Reference Notes

Polynesian Voyaging Society Newsletter Archives 1975-2012 http://pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu/ike/kalai_waa/kane_evolution_hawaiian_canoe.html

Places

Hawaii (United States)