Ghanjah

Easily distinguishable by its typical stem-head with trefoil crest, Ghanjah was formerly used in trading. having a capacity of 130 to 300 tons, this boat used to be built in Sur. Length 70 – 125 Feet. Weight 125 – 300 tons Very similar vessel to the Baghlah and difficult to distinguish, the major give away […]

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The Dutch East India Company, 1600–1660

A Portrait of a Dutch Merchant. Although Dutch merchants were among the most successful traders in the seventeenth century world, the austerity of their clothing reflected their Calvinist religious beliefs. Here a shipowner and his family are shown with the trading vessels that provided them with great wealth. (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes, France/Erich Lessing/Art Resource, […]

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