Samoan large model va’a canoe, 1.4m long, collected mid-20th c.

$545.00 AUD

Large carved wood hull of an outrigger canoe (va’a), with concave stern and pointed prow, the sides finely carved with repeating panels of geometric designs filled with lime pigment, one rear section with ‘SAMOA’ carved above.

Collected mid 20th century, Australian collection

138cm long

Condition: Signs of age, originally had attachments with mounting holes left.


An example with fittings, but no carving, is in Te Papa, NZ:




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