boat model

Model raft made from six strips of wood replicating logs, with a structure on top made from wood and plant fibre. The logs are secured together by two wooden crossbeams fore and aft across the width of the raft and fastened with dowels or nails. The model also contains a mast step and some sort of mast rests indicating the use of sail for propulsion.

This model displays similarities to Taiwanese bamboo rafts and Indian kattumarams. Similar to object number 1902.

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