Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature outrigger canoe with kapa (bark cloth) sail
  • unknown Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian) maker
  • miniature outrigger canoe with kapa (bark cloth) sail, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Hawaii, United States
  • wood, plant fiber, bark, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 32 x 13.5 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 12 5/8 x 5 5/16 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of Dr. Lucy J. McAllister
  • Not on display
  • C2017.005.a,b

Miniature outrigger canoe made from light brown wood and lashed together with small pieces of plant fiber. There is a staff made from bark cloth on a thin wooden mast, painted with dark brown geometric patterns.