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Lago Titicaca | Reed harvesting
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The Uru people have traditionally used bundles of totora reed (Schoenoplectus californicus) to create floating islands on Lake Titicaca and to build their houses, generating an environment that provided protection from hostile groups. Even though no real Uru people exist any more - they have mixed with the mainland population - some of their descendants still follow a similar lifestyle which is, however, strongly influenced by tourism, generating some income.

Saturday 23 July 2022 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (148 visits)