The simplified scale model of a Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe has been crafted in the studios of Francis Pimmel who is indisputably the most famous canoe scale modeler of the State of Hawaii, whether that is building a true model of the famous HOKULE’A voyaging canoe or any other Polynesian or Oceanic canoe.
Carved out of Koa wood, the model is long by 11 ins, wide by 3.5 ins and is sold as shown, in an open-end acrylic showcase.
The model itself rests on a solid wooden base which can be removed from the showcase if needed.
The dimensions for the showcase are as follows: L: 11,5 ins W: 4 ins, H: 11 ins
Handmade using traditional native wood species makes this model Hawaiian in spirit but also by origin.
The base is initialled “F.P.2018”
Home and Garden TV (HGTV) featured Francis Pimmel and his work on their nationwide show “MODERN MASTERS” on November 4, 2001.
Canoe models by Francis Pimmel do grace the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Resort, Manele Bay, Lana’i, the floors of the Kahala Hotel Resort formerly Mandarin, Honolulu, the Gallery of the Polynesian Cultural Center, La’ie, the Pacifica shop at the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, the lobby of the Bank of Hawaii, main branch, Honolulu, and many other places, collections and Institutions outside of the island of Oahu, Hawaii.