Image: Chris Knutson
Once the boat had been tightly bound together, it was ready to hit the water. Apart from the main reed bundles, additional bundles were attached to the side as gunwales. In the center of the boat, you can see the colorful flag of the Aymara people – the second-largest Native American group in Bolivia. In this photograph, the boat had actually just escaped the volunteers, who were maneuvering it using wooden rollers. The boat went on to smash through a wall, though fortunately, no harm was done to the people and the boat survived as well.