Ethnobotany of ocean-going canoes in Lau, Fiji

  title={Ethnobotany of ocean-going canoes in Lau, Fiji},
  author={Sandra Anne Banack and Paul Alan Cox},
  journal={Economic Botany},
Traditional ocean- going canoes represent the pinnacle of South Pacific craftmanship, and Fijian canoes are among the finest. The special hardwood used by the Fijians for their canoes grows well on the island of Kabara, Fiji where canoe building expertise is centered. Native craftsmen were contracted to construct a canoe at Kabara. Twenty different species of plants were used in the construction of a Fijian “camakau. ” Wood was skillfully chosen by the carpenters with material constraints in… 
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  • History
    Economic Botany
  • 2008
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