Uru | Arabian Trading Vessel Miniature | Traditional Boat | Kerala Handicrafts
A unique blend of carpentry and craftsmanship, Uru is a traditional wooden ship made by the asharis (carpenters) of Beypore in Kozhikode district of Kerala since ancient times. This handicraft marvel is a model of the trading vessel, which is a Dhow-type wooden ship. The miniature model of the Uru with its majestic looking Payathuni or Sails shall enhance the aura of its situate with a Kerala vibe.
- Uru is probably the biggest handicraft in the world.
- These ships are made without any plan, blueprints or sketches.
- Usually, an Uru is built by a team of around 50 men over a period of nearly four years.