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The Making of an Uru – handcrafted ocean going boat

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Uru in the Making; Uru boat; Kerala; Beypore; uasatish;

Uru is a large handcrafted ocean-going boat. Master craftsmen build the boat in Beypore town near Kozhikode. They do not make use of technical drawings, reference manuals or blueprints. Urus take shape entirely from the memory and imagination of master craftsmen. The boats were traditionally used for transporting goods and people. Most of them today go to countries in the Arabian Gulf as luxury boats. …