7 September 2009

Traditional boatbuilders

South of Sulawesi is situated the atol and island of BoneRate. The inhabitants of 'Pulau Bonerate' have a reputation for the traditional wooden boats that are build here. On the beach next to the village are about 50 small and big crafts under construction. Everywhere you hear men sawing and hammering, but of course there is always time for social talk or explanation about the art of boatbuilding. Orders both for newly build or repairs, a new bow for example, are taken and carried out in the traditional way.

Slideshow Bonerate