The History of Phinisi’s

Silolona is a ship with a long tradition deeply rooted in history,
a living spirit from the golden age of sail. Still built by hand in the traditional manner by the Konjo people of Sulawesi employing exotic tropical hard woods, these majestic sailing ships have been sailed by the Bugis people for centuries.

Originally employed as cargo ships, the the main carrier of sandalwood, spices and cermonial textiles along the legendary Spice Routes to the ancient Kingdoms of China and India. Over the centuries the rig evolved from rectangular sails to gaff sails.Read more »