The Sailing Craft of Western India

By James Hornell, published November 1946

Abstract

1920s record of coastal, wooden built fishing and trade vessels of western India, from Baluchistan, Bombay, to Malabar. Influences on design range from the Arab to the Portuguese and Indonesian. Designs are listed. The sailing rig was primarily lateen, some included a bowsprit, and mizzen. Seven plates show a range of vessels in use.

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Filed under: Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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