The floating islands of the Urus

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 12/08/2019 - 12:00
Some 100 of the approximately 2000 Urus still live on the almost 50 floating islands on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca near Puno. The islands are made of Totora reeds, which also serve as building material for their boats. The Urus live on fishing and tourism. The small replicas of their "dragon boats" made of reeds, we have gladly bought as souvenirs and paid a corresponding Obolus for the photographs.