Seabourn Club Herald - - VIEWFINDER -

One of the most dis­tinc­tive sights in In­dia’s Ker­ala state is the or “Chi­nese nets.” These wood-and-rope cranes stand in rows along the coast, their curved arms per­fectly bal­anced to dip in and out of the ocean. The com­plex de­sign might have been in­tro­duced to In­dia cen­turies ago by Ming Dy­nasty mariner Zheng He, leader of China’s leg­endary trea­sure fleet. Since then, these el­e­gant con­trap­tions have come to sym­bol­ize Cochin and the trop­i­cal Mal­abar Coast.

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