1980, Luxor, Egypt
Plate 63, 27x18
Before time began the Nile flowed, and people used the great river to move produce and themselves from place to place. The main problem is that there is very little wind to move even the small boats. So long, long ago the people developed a type of sail, still in use today, which can be set down almost to the surface of the great river to pick up the slightest breeze, and the boats move. A thousand years ago, the people that sailed the Nile River developed this very unique design for the sails on their ships. Here was a very, very efficient design—to use every gram of wind.