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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.


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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