CHANGE in Wood Culture - People
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Noah's Ark

The photo is shot at an indigenous boat making factory of Southern Bengal, in the Sunderban area, not far from the City of Kolkata, India. Boat making is a thriving business in the area due to presence of large number of rivers and streams in the delta of the Ganga river, where Sunderban is located. Due to high salinity in the river, wooden boats are the preferred alternatives than the metaled ones which easily get corroded by the brackish sea water. The wooden boats are used for communication as well as fishing, which is the main profession of the people living there. The wood mainly comes from the forests of Sunderban. Thus the whole economy of the area is dependent upon the woods of the forests.

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Noah's Ark

The photo is shot at an indigenous boat making factory of Southern Bengal, in the Sunderban area, not far from the City of Kolkata, India. Boat making is a thriving business in the area due to presence of large number of rivers and streams in the delta of the Ganga river, where Sunderban is located. Due to high salinity in the river, wooden boats are the preferred alternatives than the metaled ones which easily get corroded by the brackish sea water. The wooden boats are used for communication as well as fishing, which is the main profession of the people living there. The wood mainly comes from the forests of Sunderban. Thus the whole economy of the area is dependent upon the woods of the forests.

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Nenets camp

Nenets live in Western Siberia and lead a nomadic lifestyle. Their main occupation is reindeer herding, their structure has not changed for centuries. Sleds, like many other household items, they are made of wood. Photograph was taken in the north of Tyumen region, Russia, on December 2016.

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Lived - were ...

Arkhangelsk village Small Ozerki is dying , houses are being collapsed and become empty. Only in the last 25 years in the village stables have been burned, calf shed has been collapsed, shop has been closed. There is no work, youth leaves, the old people die. Few pensioners in Small Ozerki attain the age: Alla Travina (84 years) and Nina Udalova (83 years). All life aunt Alla was working at the farm and Aunt Nina at the post office. They are alone in their old age: children have left to work in the city ... They support themselves, sad, be bored but their spirit doesn’t not fall!They lived all their lives in the village. They stoked and heated their stoves with firewood. Firewood must be brought from the forest, sawed, chopped, folded into the barn. And from the barn we have to carry firewood to the house in order to heat the stoves.