The Fiji Museum - Virtual Museum

Model drua

A model Fijian drua showing the hulls and platform design. The drua were the finest and most technologically advanced double-hulled canoes of the Pacific. Smaller drua were built with a single hollowed log forming the base of each hull (as shown here). The largest drua were built using multiple planks skillfully lashed together to form hulls over 40 metres long, with platforms 8 metres wide.

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