Saturday, March 29, 2014
Detail Photos of Sabani Boat Construction and Other Stuff
The sabani boats and everything about them are a hot topic for me.
The history, building, rowing and sailing of the traditional Okinawan boats is fascinating.
Whenever I get a chance, I shoot some photos of them.
If you look closely, you can see how the boats are put together.
Different types of hardwood are joined with these dovetail keys.
In Okinawa, the dovetails would be called huundu.
But, some people, speaking English, just call them butterfly keys.
With the popularity of sabani boats these days, these wooden keys are fashionable.
People have started hanging them from key chains and cell-phones.
And, women have them strapped to their handbags.
Consider me a redneck, if you like but, with the right color bootlace and some ingenuity.....
.... a person could make one heck of a spiffy bow-tie out of one of them.
And, be much more comfortable wearing a tuxedo.
Dontcha think ?