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Dhows at Tarut Island, Saudi Arabia.

Dhows at Tarut Island, Saudi Arabia.
Dhows at Tarut Island, Saudi Arabia.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5154
Description: These are the Shu'i of the Persian Gulf that are used for coastal fishing, pearling and trade. Though smaller then the Sumbuq (or Sambuq), both bear a strong resemblance to the Portuguese caravels of the 16th century. The pilot of one of these Shu'i had sailed to East Africa in the 1960s.
Creator: Clifford J Pereira
Date: 1985
Credit line: Mr Clifford J Pereira
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