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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|
|Credit line: Mr Clifford J Pereira|