CA 0161: Chronic of a Coracle: The History and Making of a Hide-Covered Boat
[CA 0161]


Seybolt, Cynthia


Coracles are small, bowl-like, one- or two-person boats, mainly used for crossing rivers and fishing. The hide of a single large animal was used to cover a bent wooden frame to make the boat. This style of coracle was in use until well after 1600, when tarred canvas and then wood became more common. There are descriptions of the hide-covered boats of the British Isles from a variety of sources, but there are no extant examples until the seventeen hundreds. 

This publication explores the history and reconstruction of coracles.

Further details:

  • Softcover: 52 pages
  • Language:English
  • Illustrations: B&W
  • EAN-13:CA 0161
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.0 x 0.5 cm

Staff Comments:

Period: BC to 500 AD, 500 - 1000 AD, 1000 - 1100 AD, 1100 - 1200 AD, 1200 - 1300 AD, 1300 - 1400 AD, 1400 - 1500 AD, 1500 - 1600 AD, 1600 - 1700 AD
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