Wooden model of a canoe, from Lan Yu, an island off the coast of Taiwan. It is a reproduction of a plank-built craft used by the Tao people of the island. The construction is not visible in the model. The bow and stern are identical, and are pointed and prolonged into a high, almost vertical, point. The craft is decked over, but for an elongated rectangular well down the centre. A simple mast with a square-sail is placed at one end of the craft, and four rowlocks are situated amidships, while a closed rowlock holds a long quarter rudder or steering oar. The hull is white and red, with decorations of human figures and eyes at either end.
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canoe model; oar
2 items (description level: top)
- Broad category
- Anthropology: Ethnography
- Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name: canoe model; oar
object name: galbe ornament
object name (local): model boat
- Lan Yu, Taiwan, East Asia, Asia
- Additional place information
made or collected: Lan Yu
- Worcester, George R.G.
- Additional collector information
collector: Worcester, George R.G.
- Materials & techniques
- wood; textile; string; paint
- Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
material: textile (overall)
material: paint (overall)
material: string (overall)
- overall: 407 mm x 115 mm x 638 mm
- Additional measurement information
overall: 407 mm x 115 mm x 638 mm
vendor: Worcester, George R.G.
Undefined - 1962-03-12
- Related objects
- contains canoe model (12.3.62/10a) contains oar; canoe model (12.3.62/10b) contains canoe model (12.3.62/10c) contains component; oar; canoe model (12.3.62/10d)
- Related subjects
association: Model canoe (World Gallery - Display group)
object name: canoe models
object name: oars
- Record created 1999-06-22
- Record last updated 2018-06-28
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