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162 x 79 x 106 cm
The caracoa was a large vessel that plied the shores of Mindanao, Visayas, and Pampanga. They have high prows and sterns, giving it its distinctive crescent shape. It had a raised deck and rideable outriggers, allowing for mass transport of troops and slaves for war, sea raids, and trade. Though it was a large vessel, it swiftly plied the seas. The design of this model shows a painted naga (sea-serpent) in the Maranao okir style, suggesting a Mindanao example.
This is a scaled reproduction from the museum’s collection of maritime vessels in Philippine history.
Ayala Museum Collection