Trees, Knots, and Outriggers (Kaynen Muyuw): Environmental Knowledge in the Northeast Kula Ring.

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Leaves from Calophyllum Inophyllum, Kakam in Muyuw, one of the five Calophyllum used to construct anageg, the largest outrigger canoes plying the eastern side of the Kula Ring. The large curving shapes this tree’s roots and branches achieve are carved into intricate and important parts of anageg craft; the leaf shape is used as a model for aydinidin sails, the sail form that traditionally went along with the anageg class of boat.

Leaves from Calophyllum Inophyllum, Kakam in Muyuw, one of the five Calophyllum used to construct anageg, the largest outrigger canoes plying the eastern side of the Kula Ring. The large curving shapes this tree’s roots and branches achieve are carved into intricate and important parts of anageg craft; the leaf shape is used as a model for aydinidin sails, the sail form that traditionally went along with the anageg class of boat.

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