Sunday, October 7, 2007

ARN - 004 - Snake Boat Race - Aranmula

Stock Image No: ARN 004
Each snake boat belongs to a village along the banks of the river Pampa. Every year the boats are oiled mainly with fish oil, coconut shell, and carbon, mixed with eggs to keep the wood strong and the boat slippery in the water. The village carpenter carries out annual repairs and people take pride in their boat, which is named after and represents their village.

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