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[Metier a tisser de l'ile Oualan (Archipel des iles Carolines).



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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, Below the drawing is a numbered key explaining the side and end views of the loom, its roller, knives, rods, shuttles, a particular pattern of weaving and details of the Caroline Islands knots compared with the European style.

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). [translation]

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Island of Oualan, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia


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