LAKE TITICACA PERU An Aymara woman and child in totora reed bundle rafts,
or balsas, make for their home on the floating totora reed Uros island
in the background. In the 1960s there was just one principal island, today there
are dozens. In the four years since my first visit in 1963 two small schools with
corrugated iron roofs had been built and the Aymara were making small totora reed
toys for tourists to buy.The
totora reed grows abundantly on the shore of the lake and is dried before being
used to make mats, boats and houses.
MPP Microflex Twin Lens Reflex with F3.5 77.5mm Taylor Taylor Hobson lens. Film
Kodak Verichrome Pan at F5.6 - 1/300 second. Developed by hand in Lima using Kodak
Microdol at normal dilution.
Peru 6770-10-08 © Tony Morrison