Sunday, February 09, 2014

A Mysterious Dragon Boat of Indochina, 1930

While conducting some research for a number of Steampunk projects coming up, this unusual image was spotted on auction in Ebay in France, a dragon boat design in Indochina, from ca. 1930. This one has a significant bit of curiosity to it because there's so little known about it.

It's such a distinctive design, but so far there appear to be no other photos or references to it in the usual sources, other than this one image. This is surprising, but hopefully we'll find out more about its history and ultimate fate during those turbulent years. For now, we must content ourselves with its beauty and the joy of its mystery.

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