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François Couture
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Turkish Caïk

Caïk A "caïk" is a typical East Mediterranean boat (Turkey, Greece).
The scale model I built back in 1996 was an exact copy of an original mid 19th century scale model.
It was made out of precious woods and ivory. Gold leaves on stern and bow encarvings.
Hull paintings realized using ancient traditional techniques:
gold powder, Arabic gum, natural pigments.

Special luxury edition of a 19th century caïk. Such models may be seen in the Istanbul navy museum.