A shikara on Dal Lake in Srinagar

January 7, 2019
contest: CHANGE in Wood Culture - Heritage
$ 4800
A shikara on Dal Lake in Srinagar /media/flashcomm?action=mediaview&context=normal&id=48608
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The shikara is a type of wooden boat found on Dal Lake and other water bodies of Srinagar in Kashmir. Shikaras are of varied sizes and are used for multiple purposes, including transportation of people. A usual shikara seats half-a-dozen people, with the driver paddling at the rear. Like the Venetian gondolas, they are a cultural symbol of Kashmir. Some shikaras are still used for fishing, harvesting aquatic vegetation (usually for fodder), and transport, while most are covered with tarpaulins and are used by tourists. Some are used as floating homes by poor people.
The craft relies on deodar wood (which does not decompose in water) ranges from 25 to 41 feet in length.

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PRINCE LOYD BESORIO   Love your photo
January 10, 2019 10:34:31 AM UTC
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