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[Metier a tisser de l'ile Oualan (Archipel des iles Carolines)]. 430 fils pour la chaine. Ile Ualan



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Chazal, Antoine, 1793-1854 :[Watercolours, proof engravings and aquatints by Antoine Chazal and others after drawings by Jules LeJeune and others for Duperrey's Voyage autour du monde ... Paris, 1822-1825]

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The looms, shuttles and other weaving equipment of Caroline Islanders. Probably an earlier version of a more finished view with text (C-082-117). This version lacks the sample of weaving and adds the information that the warp holds 430 threads

Based on an ink drawing by Jules LeJeune, artist with Duperrey during his 1822-1824 visit to the Pacific. This watercolour version was prepared by Chazal and engraved as Plate 54 for L. I. Duperrey's Voyage ... sur la Coquille ... 1822-1825. Histoire du voyage. (Paris, 1826)

Other Titles - Means of weaving on Oualan Island (Archipelago of the Caroline Islands). 430 threads in the warp. [translation]

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Island of Oualan, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia


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