Arab Dhow (230 x 75 mm, 9” x 3”)
The beautiful, ancient trading craft of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, the dhow can still be seen and is used trade and tourism, for some fishing or just pleasure. It’s graceful lines attract the eye and the triangular lateen sail is supported by a yard held at an angle across the boat.
There are many varieties of dhows, and they still carry dates, timber and fish, and tourists around the Persian Gulf, East Africa, Yemen and coastal South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh). Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty, smaller ones typically around twelve.