~ Sustainable Seafaring from Oceania. History, Design, and Relevance ~

September 29, 2016

Pacific Seacraft Drawings

From Canoes of Oceania here:

And here: http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cherini/OCE1/index.html

Some really magnificent drawings here:
And here: http://www.cherini.eu/etnografia/Oceania2/index.html

 What I want to know is who came first - this artist or Herb Kane!!!

Above: I recognize this image as well.  See the photocopy below.    Compare it to the one below (from here):http://wavetying.blogspot.com/2012/06/island-literature.html)


The photo above is, I believe, a photocopy I made from an old National Geographic magazine - I wish I could remember what island it's from!

For reference - a Kiribati canoe

Above - Note the mast crutch in use