This is a model of a dugout canoe and ones like this were made to sell to the mission store. The Methodist Overseas Mission sold artefacts through their own outlets in the southern states.

Local Name

lippa lippa

Physical Description

A model canoe made from a single piece of hardwood and painted with natural pigments. A diamond pattern is painted across the centre of the hull. It has a length of vegetable fibre string strung through holes at each end and the ends tied together.

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