Carrying Papyrus, near Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 2009

Carrying Papyrus, near Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 2009

A man carrying a large bundle of papyrus, which has been collected out in the lake and transported by tanqwa to get to his village, outside of Bahir Dar. Papyrus sees a variety of uses in the Lake Tana area, and is sold in large bundles like the one this man carries. The use of the stick to transport large loads like this is very typical, and the stick is an ever-present companion to a rural Amhara man areas.



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