The Vaka Taumako Project

$1,085USD
raised of $50,000 goal
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This campaign started on Nov 04 and closed on December 31, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on December 31, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Thank You Note

    A postcard thank you note expressing our eternal gratitude, and featuring the iconic image of a voyaging canoe. It doesn't take much to help us out; a little goes a long way!

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

    1 claimed

  • $10USD
    Digital Wallpaper Download

    Download 5 beautiful images of the vaka voyaging canoes at sea for your computer desktop, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

    0 claimed

  • $20USD
    Music Downloads

    5 MP3 downloads of lovely music recordings (unavailable anywhere else) we made in the Temotu Province, Solomon Islands. You'll also receive the 5 wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

    2 claimed

  • $25USD
    Coconut Necklace or Earrings

    Your choice of necklace or earrings, each hand-carved and lacquered with traditional Solomon Islands design, plus 5 wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    0 claimed

  • $25USD
    Carved Shell Earrings

    Handmade Shell Earrings from the Solomon Islands, plus music downloads, digital wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    1 out of 20 claimed

  • $40USD
    Ebony Necklace or Earrings

    Your choice of a beautiful ebony earrings or necklace with pearl shell inlays of traditional Solomon Islands design, plus 5 mp3 music downloads, 5 wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    1 out of 20 claimed

  • $50USD
    Shell Money Necklace

    Made with colorful and traditional shell money beads, these necklaces are a favorite souvenir from the Solomon Islands. You'll also receive 5 mp3 music downloads, 5 wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    1 out of 20 claimed

  • $50USD
    Traditional Woven Basket

    A traditional Solomon Islands style basket woven of natural pandanus leaf, plus music downloads, digital wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    3 out of 10 claimed

  • $60USD
    Vaka Taumako Project T-shirt

    A stylish Vaka Taumako Project T-shirt, plus music downloads, digital wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    1 out of 200 claimed

  • $100USD
    T-shirt & Jewelry Package

    Our stylish T-shirt, a shell money necklace, plus music downloads, digital wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    0 out of 25 claimed

  • $150USD
    11x14 Photo Print

    Suitable for framing, a gorgeous 11"x14" matte print of the vaka at sea, plus music downloads, digital wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    1 out of 25 claimed

  • $200USD
    Stone or Coral Animal Carving

    Hand carved in the Solomon Islands, choose from sea turtle or fish designs. You'll also receive 5 mp3 music downloads, 5 wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    0 out of 20 claimed

  • $350USD
    Temotu Style Canoe Paddle

    The most desired paddles in the Solomon Islands come from Taumako. They have a distinctive carved design and are made robustly from Tamanu (Callophylum) root that has grown on the tide line of the ocean. You'll also receive a VTP t-shirt, music downloads, digital wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    1 out of 6 claimed

  • $800USD
    Herb Kane Print

    A large limited edition print created by the late Hawaiian master painter Herb Kane, featuring a Te Puke voyaging canoe at sea. The print is 24"X36" giclée on canvas, frame not included. You'll also receive a VTP t-shirt, music downloads, digital wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    0 out of 20 claimed

  • $3,000USD
    Model Vaka - 1.3m

    A detailed scale model of a Te Puke voyaging canoe. These one-of-a-kind models, just over a meter in length, are hand built in the Duff Islands, where they are traditionally used used as teaching aids. Each part of the vaka is made from the actual wood or plant that is used in the full size canoes. These exquisite models are museum quality, and unavailable anywhere else. We'll also include a t-shirt, music downloads, wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    Estimated delivery: July 2014

    0 out of 2 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    Sail on a Voyaging Canoe

    Spend a day sailing with the Temotu master navigators on a traditional voyaging canoe. You'll need to provide your own transportation to Santa Cruz, Reef Islands or Duff Islands, but we'll help you coordinate. This is an incredibly rare opportunity, and impossible to do as a tourist. Please email us with questions before choosing this donor perk. You'll also receive a VTP t-shirt, music downloads, digital wallpaper images, a postcard thank you note, and our eternal gratitude.

    0 out of 4 claimed

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