"Tserniki-Sakoleva"

      Details

 

Scale

Length

 Width

 Height

1:10

75 cm

17 cm

53 cm

 

 The “Sakoleva” sail  it's a special type of square sail, with common use in Aegean Sea and  most of the Eastern Mediterranean ports. The original word “Sakolefea” as a type of sail, is first encountered in Byzantine texts and was originally used to denote some kind of a cloak. Because of  this unique sail, any kind of vessel having this rigging is named as “Sakoleva”. ...............

Its main characteristic is a diagonal yard which is used to hold the sail open.

The specific mode is a "Tserniki" vessel  with top sail and  "Sakoleva"  rigging.