A new find – Vintas of the Southern Philippines

Vinta

In my effort to expand my knowledge of traditional craft from around the world I have resorted to deep, scientific inquiry: Google. And that led me to a definitive source: Wikipedia. I tell you – nothing but serious primary research here on Chine bLog! Anyway, I was looking in a few different directions, and discovered that Wikipedia has a list of rigs at the bottom its pages on the subject, e.g., this one on Dhows. Through that, I came upon the Vinta, a traditional double outrigger sailing craft from the Southern Philippines. I couldn’t find much additional info, but these look like neat boats. Cool sails.

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