Now your desktop or tabletop is ready to sail the high seas with our pair of Driftwood Sailboats. With hulls and masts crafted from individual pieces of natural driftwood, these creative boats have triangular cream-colored, cotton sails and can be viewed from all angles. An artistic nautical accent for any room in your home, this small and large schooner will sit sturdily on any shelf, mantel or console. Their natural elements will be a welcome addition to any oceanfront or coastal themed décor.
Thousands of years ago Mesopotamians began using sailing boats and have since been credited as the inventors of sailboats. Since Mesopotamia was situated between two rivers, Mesopotamians needed water transportation for travel and trade. The sailboats of Mesopotamia were simple in design; the sails were square in shape and made of cloth. The angle and direction of the sails could not be changed, so they were entirely dependent on the direction of the wind! The hull or the body of the boat was made of shaped wood planks. Though they couldn't handle lots of cargo or people at once, they did better than other sailing vessels of that time. The design work Mesopotamians did on their sailboats provided the basis for all future sailboats.
• Tabletop Driftwood Boats, Set of 2 • Body of the sailboat made from natural driftwood pieces • Cotton sails • Stands easily on any flat surface • Nautical desktop or tabletop accent
Dimensions Small 16"L x 5"W x 15"H Large 19-3/4"L x 6"W x 20"H
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