boat model

Model jongkong, a dugout canoe used on inshore waters. The hull comprises a dugout (hollowed out) log with the addition of a plank, known as a washstrake, either side to increase the freeboard. There are a couple of frames in the interior hull to hold the shape of the vessel, indicating the hull would have been expanded to increase the width of the boat.

Jongkongs include a range of vessels in use around Malaysia and the surrounding areas. They range from small one man vessels propelled by paddle to larger sailing jongkongs. All of these boats comprise a dugout hull with the addition of a single plank either side. This model was acquired from the Colonial and Indian Exhibition which was held in South Kensington in 1886.

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