Saturday, January 20, 2007

Totoras

I've told you about "caballitos de totora" (see post) , this "boats" are made of totora, this plant grow near to the beach and fishers take care, dry and use for their "caballitos". For them this is important because this activity is their life and our history.

11 comentarios:

Lavender Lady said...

It is interesting to see the reeds the boats are made from, growing in nature. I found your post very informative.

Irredento Urbanita said...

amis, ojalá puedas ir a conocer las totoras de salaverry, también es increíble.

un abrazotote

Olivier said...

post interessant, j'aime bien la derniere photo. je te souhaite un bon weeck end

post interesting, I like the last photograph. I wish you a good weeck end

Dsole said...

Giuce, un post muy interesante!
I didn't know anything about it.. :) They ride this Caballitos de totora in the beach or in a river?
Have fun in your Fiesta de la Marinera!!

Annie said...

Isn't the earth full of resources. It rests upon us to figure out the best uses of those resources, as well as how best to protect them so they'll be available for new uses and for our children.

Faye Pekas said...

Thanks for the informative post. This grass grows wild?

photowannabe said...

It looks like a lot of work to make a boat from the reeds. I admire the mens resourcefulness.

GiuCe said...

For Faye:
originally, totora grows wild but fishers farm it for avoiding totora dissapear. In Huanchaco beach, each fisher is responsible for a piece of land with totora.

For Dsole:
The "Caballitos de totora" sail in the sea, you can see them on the north peruvian coast mainly but in Puno (another peruvian city)they sail in Titicaca lake, in this place the "caballitos de totora" are diferent, they look like a small boat.

Ame said...

Hi Again Louz! =)

Really interesting stuff...amazing what land provides Man, isn't it?

Just wish everyone would do their part in keeping the balance...

Take care!
=)

DaveM said...

Great shots.

I wonder if the reed boats are similar to those the Egyptians used.

Meg in Nelson said...

This is fantastic, especially because we've seen the boats before. Thanks!