The Sailing Balsa of Lake Titicaca and other Reed-Bundle Craft

By H. H. Brindley , published February 1931

Abstract

 

Reed-bundle craft are found in all continents and for the most part are associated with inland waters and with lakes and marshes. Through a description of over thirty types of such craft, and with particular reference to the balsa of Lake Titicaca and the many different canoes of Ancient Egypt and the White Nile, the author describes the way in which simple rafts constructed from bundles of reeds (or bundles of other very low density strip wood such as African ambach) were developed into various more or less sophisticated forms of canoe.

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Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean | Indian Ocean | Pacific | Other (location)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft

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