Model boat

Model of double outrigger boat. The boat has a wooden hull. Two pieces of bamboo are attached as outriggers. The central body of the boat has a canopy of palm spathe. Inside the boat are two lengths of bamboo. This boat was studied by Roderick Stead, Research Student at University of Southampton, on 16 January 2015. He noted this type of boat is a log boat. It is unusual to have side boards along the top of the sides. It is also unusual to see splayed outriggers, not parallel to the hull. It looks like it is for river use. Paddles and poles can be used to move the boat. Sea faring boats usually have outriggers square to the hull and have a sail. It is unusual to have an added floor in this type of boat. Stead suggested the boat may be a model of a passenger ferry. [MJD 16/01/2015]. Processes: Carved / Glued /. Related object: 1909.30.94. Number: 1909.30.93

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