Model masula boat

The planks of this vessel would have used a technique of sewing which would allow the planks to move in the surf and lessen the chances of damage. Rigid framed vessels assembled by other means (dowels, nails etc.) would be more susceptible to breaking in the force of the waves. This model was exhibited at the British Empire Exhibition, held at Wembley in 1924 and 1925. This particular model was displayed in 1924, presumably in the Indian section. The exhibition displayed a range of exhibits from various territories within Britain’s empire at the time with the aim to strengthen relations and trade.

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