In this queer craft the necks of two inverted chatties or earthen pots are connected at a distance apart of about 30 inches, by two parallel bamboo rods. ... Paddling with his hands, the man propels his float here and there through the luxuriant growth of lotus leaves carpeting the surface of the water. Gathering the leaves one by one, he turns each upside down, snips off the remains of the stalk and lays the leaf ... The owner sits astride, between them, paddling as usual with his hands.
|Title||:||Water Transport Origns & Early Evolution|
|Publisher||:||CUP Archive -|