Canoe model

Production date
Pre 1990
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Milne B
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Description
Wooden model of an outrigger canoe, with red, white and black painted decoration along body of canoe, and shells adorning the ends.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander canoe ornament
Measurements
L 483 x W 140 x D 65
History and use
This model canoe replicates a full scale outrigger canoe. Outrigger canoes were often carved and decorated with feathers, flowers, streamers and cowrie shells.
This model also has cowrie shells attached, and red, white and black painted decorations adorning the body of the canoe.

This object was collected by donor Peter Watt in 1990 and donated to the Museum of Tropical Queensland in 2012.
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Registration number
E40834

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