LAKE TITICACA BOLIVIA Totora
reed bundle rafts or balsas close to the southern shore of the lake. To
make these boats the Aymara fishermen used dried totora reeds to make each bundle
and bound them tightly with rope hand braided from native grass. Several bundles
were put together and bound to create a single raft. The poles - Aymara ñoq'eña
are used for pushing the rafts in shallow water close to the lake shore.
MPP Microflex Twin Lens Reflex with F3.5 77.5mm Taylor Taylor Hobson lens. Film
Kodak Verichrome Pan at F11 - 1/125 second. Developed by hand in La Paz using
May and Baker Promicrol at normal dilution.
Bolivia 61-19a © Tony Morrison