Sanbaq Dhow speaking with pearl fishermen

Dhows have left a romantic and fiery legend, a few are still built mostly as yachts

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Sanbaq dhows have seen more adventures than there are in Arabian Nights and are still used by Somali Pirates!

A fine example of an Omani Sanbaq dhow engaged in a very ancient, traditional trade.

A marine painting rich in detail.
We see the dhow confidently edging her way into shallow waters, just about to luff to wind and anchour, while the ship’s cat surveys all from the poop deck.


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By Gordon Frickers oils on board, Price of the original £1,500


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    Gordon Frickers, the only artist member of British Marine and of Marine Trades Association
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