Thursday, February 3, 2011


I'm sleepy but, finally, this is the last card sent by Emerich. After the czech and polish cards, now i've this one from the Maldives with a typical boat from the Maldives.

"Dhoni is a multi-purpose sil boat with a motor or lateen sails that is used in the Maldives. It is handcrafted and its use within the multi-island nation has been very important.
The traditional dhoni is one of the oldest known sea vessels in the Maldives. Many of these traditional sailing vessels were, of necessity, built using coconut palm timber. The sailing dhoni was used in earlier days by Maldivian fishermen. During the industrial revolution many fisherman changed to a mechanized dhoni." - in: wikipedia

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