boat model

Model boat with a transom stern, keel and lateen rigged sail on a single mast. The hull is a dugout (hollowed) log with keel carved in. There is solid decking fore and aft, parallel planks forming removable decking inboard, and two thwarts, the forward one acting as a mast step.

This model was exhibited at the British Empire Exhibition, held at Wembley in 1924 and 1925. This particular model was displayed in 1924, presumably in the Indian section. The exhibition displayed a range of exhibits from various territories within Britain’s empire at the time with the aim to strengthen relations and trade.

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