Tankai Method

Tankai Method

News: Recently, The Ministry of Culture and the Indian Navy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to revive the ancient stitched shipbuilding method, also known as the Tankai method.

About:
• The Tankai method is an ancient shipbuilding technique that involves stitching wooden planks together to construct ships, rather than using nails. This method offers flexibility and durability to the ships, making them less susceptible to damage from shoals and sandbars.
• This 2000-year-old shipbuilding technique will be preserved and brought back to life.

What is its importance?
• The revival of the stitched shipbuilding method is vital for preserving India’s rich maritime heritage and cultural history. Furthermore, it aims to promote cultural memories and strengthen ties with Indian Ocean littoral countries.

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