I received this query from Arnon Sheige in the Netherlands. Being unable to answer it myself, I'm throwing it open for reader input, with Arnon's permission. Please contribute any ideas via Comments. Thanks.
|What can you tell us about this canoe? (Click any image to enlarge.)|
The figurehead on the photo from Arnon reminded me of the elaborate carvings on another Indonesian canoe, below. I took these shots a few years ago in the storage area of the Canadian Canoe Museum. Aside from the obvious observations that it's very long, and of straight dugout construction, I have no information about it.Dear BobAs a researcher of ancient Indonesia, I would appreciate if you could let me know some details regarding a boat displayed in the Bahari Museum (photo is attached) Jakarta. The Museum Email apparently does not function.I am interested in the following:1. The boat type name. (Generic name?)2. Area of construction in Indonesian archipelago.3. What kind of rig/sails does she have?4. What does the figurehead symbolizes?5. Type of construction (a dugout + sewn planks elements?)All the above is needed for an academic paper regarding the ancient Indonesians mariners.Many thanks in advance,Arnon Sheige