The Coracles of the Tigris and Euphrates

By James Hornell, published May 1938


The article describes the coracles used on the inland waterways of Iraq called quffah. Detail is given of the method of construction, their use and the different sizes, some big enough to transport 3 horses and several men. The method of propulsion is discussed. The author considers similar vessels in antiquity described by writers such as Herodotus.

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Filed under: Antiquity | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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