ID # panedrua19
Copyright 2001 - Jean-Philippe Soule
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Country: Panama   /   Village: Embera Drua
Ethnic Group: Embera & Wounan   /   Feature: Portraits

Caption:

This man is the helmsman for the village's huge dugout canoe. The 25 foot long boat has been hewn from a single massive tree trunk and may weigh up to a ton. The community pooled its funds and purchased an outboard motor, sparing them the chore of rowing and poling the heavy craft.

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