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SEMA MAKAWA, Fijian drua; Mr Tuimaleya, Joeli Fiji; 1993; 2295

SEMA MAKAWA, Fijian drua, Mr  Tuimaleya, Joeli    Fiji, 1993, 2295
Name/Title
SEMA MAKAWA, Fijian drua
About this object
This canoe is a small example of the traditional gigantic Fijian drua, an asymmetrical,
double-hulled canoe used in pre-European times for ocean voyages and for warfare. Drua traditionally
were commissioned only by chiefs and built by professional canoe builders. The largest could be up to 30 metres in length and carry as many as 200 warriors. The name of this drua means Old Links.
Maker
Mr Tuimaleya, Joeli Fiji
Maker Role
Builder
Date Made
1993
Place Made
Fiji
Medium and Materials
wood, plant material
Measurements
6.09m (L)
Credit Line
Gifted by the Fiji Visitors Bureau
Object Type
canoe/vessel
Object number
2295

Tags

drua
Pacific Ocean
rewa
the heart of the drua
waka


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