Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Drawings of Oceanic canoes

A magnificent collection of drawings can be found at two websites:
 http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cherini/OCE1/index.html
And:  http://www.cherini.eu/etnografia/Oceania2/index.html


Perhaps someone who reads Italian could tell us who drew them.

8 comments:

  1. All these drawings seem to be from the same hand, and i think, allthough my italian is not very good, that Aldo Cherini, one of the two webmasters, made them all. There are also some marvellous drawings of ocanian craft at the beginning of this album http://www.cherini.eu/etnografia/PV/index.html, which don´t figure in Oceania vol.1 or two.
    Servus, Reto

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  2. I wish this set of drawings were published...
    That second picture: so the 'nesians (not clear if it is poly or micro) did junk sails too - on shunting craft no less! There really is nothing new...

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  3. The original drawing is titled "Papua New Guinea North east coast. Region of Wanimo. That would be nether poly-, nor micro-, but melanesia.
    Servus, Reto

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  4. Aldo Cherini : http://www.istrianet.org/istria/illustri/cherini/



    Joe

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  5. Here Is a slide show of Aldo's Oceania http://www.webalice.it/cherini/Oceania/index.html That was found on this page with a Great Map Of Oceania : http://www.webalice.it/cherini/Oceania/Oceania.html


    Joe

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  6. We are born talented and some our talent are different for the other. We can get an idea by looking on a great drawings.

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  7. gosh some of those boats look awfully like they came from the hand of jimmy wharam dont they, probably just coincidence.

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