Mtepi

This coaster is one of the rare of Black Africa. It is naturally related to the Arab Daou is common to all the east coast, and especially from Zanzibar to Kenya. Probably very ancient (10th century), it borrows from the ancient Egyptian builders certain characteristics like the lacing of the quillle and the limbs with clinkers by coconut fibers. It does not have a bridge and is reinforced by transverse beams. The rudder has a large Saffron. These ships were very colorful, but disappeared in the 20th century.