Arab Voiliers on the Nile - EGYPT - felucca For Sale
Arab Voiliers on the Nile - EGYPT - felucca: $8.50
Arab Voiliers on the Nile - EGYPT: A felucca (Arabic: فلوكة) is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in protected waters of the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean including Malta, and particularly along the Nile in Egypt, Sudan, and also in Iraq. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails. They are usually able to board ten passengers and the crew consists of two or three people. Despite the availability of motorboats and ferries, feluccas are still in active use as a means of transport in Nile-adjacent cities like Aswan or Luxor. They are especially popular among tourists who can enjoy a quieter and calmer mood than motorboats have to offer. This Undivided back Era (1901-07) postcard shows a felucca plying the Nile River in Egypt. The card is in good condition. No.232.