Photograph of tortora reed fishing boats called caballitos used by fishermen to harvest the Peruvian Atlantic since pre-Hispanic times, at Pimental, Peru.
Photograph of traditional small tortora reed fishing boats called caballitos (small horses) used by local fishermen to harvest the Peruvian Atlantic coastal waters surf since pre-Hispanic times, at Pimental near Chiclayo, Peru. The fishermen use a split-cane paddle and sits astride the boat as a rider sits on a horse. The boats have been common on the North Coast of Peru for over 1,500 years and depicted in Moche ceramics and art including fineline drawing on Mochica ceramic pots. Photograph by Nathan Benn taken August 7, 1989.
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