Javanese proa, c 1850.
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Model. The typical coasting vesel of the Java and Flores Seas had a double-ended hull, about 60 ft in length, derived from the smaller dugout canoe. A superstructure was built on this hull with oar galleries on each side and projecting upper-works at the stern. This model is rigged with the typical tripod mast, low bow and double rudders. A map of Asia an be seen in the background.