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This is the corner of a hand sewn sail made in the 1800s. The craftsmanship and quality of the work is amazing. This is a lost art. The canvas sails were made of hemp along with clothing, ropes, and the caulking used to fill gaps between planks among other things. Hemp is 3 times stronger than jute and was preferred because it was unaffected by salt water. The work done by sail makers was demanding and left no room for error as their sails would be what brings fishermen home safely. 🙂
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disston

I wonder at the use of "lost" art when referring to such things. It could be duplicated today. The problem is finding somebody that will do it.

Nice puzzle. Thanks.

Maybe "unseen" in todays world?

ekdugger

What a beautiful craftsmanship. This traditional sail making is stunning. TFP

beautiful work . i looked at it for a long time and thought about the lost arts technology is taking from us.thanks

RebeccaB

I loved seeing this, thanks!

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