Decorative Guards for Sails and Spars on Malay Fishing Boats
This is a reprint of an article that first appeared in the Federation Museums Journal by Sheppard, a keen enthusiast for Malay arts and crafts, detailing the craftsmanship in producing 'bangau', a wooden spar and sail guard used for holding fishing boats' sails when they were not in use. On the East coast of the peninsula fishermen took pride in making these bangau into ornamental objects. The article discusses various types from different area and includes line drawings and ten black and white plates. Very Good Paperback. 12 pages.
Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Museums Department, Federation of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. 1963
Condition: The cover has minimal wear. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is minimal tanning throughout.