Canoe Fiji Drua 36''

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The Fijian double canoe (wangga ndrua) was the largest and finest sea-going vessel ever designed and built by read more...

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  • The Fijian double canoe (wangga ndrua) was the largest and finest sea-going vessel ever designed and built by natives of Oceania before contact with Europeans.

    Druas were large, up to 100 feet (30 m) long, and could carry over 200 people. Despite being called canoes, they were not dugouts, but plank-built ships. Today, Fiji druas are still a symbol of Fiji, and Fiji's telephone booths are decorated with the characteristic mast-tops of druas, the tagaga.

    The model shown here is a scaled down version of the Ratu Finau War Canoe in the Fiji Museum of Suva.

    Approximately 36''x22''

    Includes Acrylic display case

    Images and description courtesy of the artist, Francis Pimmel