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Vinta

 

Vinta

A vinta with a plain sail from the Bajau of Borneo.
Colorful non-traditional designs on vintas from Samal Island, Philippines.

The vinta (locally known as lepa-lepa or sakayan) is a traditional boat found near the Philippine island of Mindanao. The boats are made by Sama-Bajau and Moros living in the Sulu Archipelago,[1] Zamboanga peninsula, and southern Mindanao. It has a sail with assorted vertical colors that represents the colorful culture and history of the Muslim community. These boats are used for inter-island transport of people and goods. Zamboanga City is known for these vessels.

In 1985 the vinta Sarimanok was sailed from Bali to Madagascar to replicate ancient seafaring techniques.[2][3]

Contents

  • Other uses 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Other uses

"Vinta" is also the name of a Moro dance that commemorates the migration of Filipinos into the archipelago. In the dance, dancers imitating the movements of the vinta (vessel) by balancing perilously on top of poles. PAREF schools in the Philippines have adopted the vinta as their symbol.

See also

References

  1. ^ Doran, Edwin, Jr.,  
  2. ^ "Across the Indian Ocean, aboard prehistoric ships...". 
  3. ^ "Navigation Instruments". Sundials Australia. 

External links

  • Vinta at Pacific Tall Ships
  • Culture of Mindanao
  • The Voyage for Love and Peace, from a dance company
  • 1930s images of vinta:
    • Sailing near Zamboanga
    • On the beach
    • On the beach in a Moro village
    • moored with visible riggingvintaMultiple sailing (at Malabang)
    • vintaMonohulls, outrigger canoes and possible (at Malabang)


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