Crafting dhonis

Tradition demands that only a team of craftsmen working in unison may produce a study wooden Dhoni. One will lead a team of builders to create this traditional sea vessel all without a single drawing or written document – all from memory. The master craftsman guides the team, and more often than not, creates a masterpiece that sails the Maldivian seas.

The arrival of fibreglass have done little to stem the demand for boats built of timbre – one can still see several such vessels throughout the country.

Individual craftsmen, inspired by this age old craft, have produce miniature dhonis for several years now.

Look through our catalogue of Dhonis.