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Kenya Framed Print featuring the photograph The Art Of Swahili Dhow Racing by David Schweitzer

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Top Mat

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Dimensions

Image:

6.50" x 8.00"

Mat Border:

2.00"

Frame Width:

0.88"

Overall:

12.00" x 13.50"

 

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The Art Of Swahili Dhow Racing Framed Print

David Schweitzer

by David Schweitzer

$142.28

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The Art Of Swahili Dhow Racing framed print by David Schweitzer.   Bring your print to life with hundreds of different frame and mat combinations. Our framed prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered "ready to hang" with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.

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Artist's Description

Swahili racing teams from the villages and islands of the Lamu Archipelago come together several times a year to compete in traditional arabic-styled Mashua dhows off Kenya's northern Indian Ocean coast.About sixteen young men are crowded into each of these dhows to give the necessary weight, balance and stability against a stiff coastal tradewind, a wind pattern that has historically characterized this region since Lamu was established in the 14th Century as a major Swahili trading outpost and settlement on the coastal run between Zanzibar and the Arabic world to the north.The races are usually organized in conjunction with a cultural festival or an Islamic religious holiday celebrating the birth of Abraham or the prophet Mohammed. These elegant dhows are in the final leg of the classic Shela-based race organized by Peponi's on New Year's Day.Swahili Dhow SeriesImage provided by Getty Images.

 

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