The Dhow Collection

The dhow has sailed the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf for centuries - part of a rich history of trade and cultural exchange. Tribal Gallery scours the coast of East Africa in search of these graceful sailing ships after they have reached the end of their working lives at sea. We carefully dismantle and transport them to our workshop in Nairobi, where the wonderful hardwoods are transformed into bespoke hand-crafted furniture - each piece echoing the unique stories of the ships from which they are created.