Wilbert, Johannes. Navigators of the winter sun

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Title: Navigators of the winter sun

Published in: The Sea in the pre-Columbian world: a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 26th and 27th, 1974, edited by Elizabeth P. Benson

Published By: The Sea in the pre-Columbian world: a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 26th and 27th, 1974, edited by Elizabeth P. Benson Washington, D. C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Trustees for Harvard University, 1977. 16-46 p.: ill.

By line: Johannes Wilbert

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Warao (SS18)

Subjects: Shipbuilding (396); Woodworking (322); Boats (501);

Abstract: This article is concerned with describing the technology and mythological background of Warao canoe-making. Details concerning the ritual which attends the construction of canoes, along with the texts of chants intoned by the craftsman, are provided. Several photographs enhance the researcher's ability to visualize this process.

Document Number: 19

Document ID: ss18-019

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-46)

Field Date: 1954-1969

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: M. A. Marcus 1984

Coverage Date: 1954-1969

Coverage Place: Winikina Warao, Orinoco Delta, Venezuela

LCSH: Warao Indians

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