Pearl fishermen, a Sanbaq Dhow arriving gather the harvest

Dhows came in many sizes and types, engaged in every trade including piracy which continues to this day with motorised dhows, the Sanbaq type being one of the most typical of dhows.

You may notice in this marine painting the Sanbaq type dhow has entered shallow waters and is just beginning to luff head to wind to anchor? The_Pearl_fishers_IMG_0755_d.JPG

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Speaking of Sanbaq dhows

Sanbaq’s go back a long way;  so does payment for this painting. Delivered in good faith last June (2008) and still only half paid for.  Words like repossession begin to surface…

Has the good Samaritan has been mugged?

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