Canoa Bordada

canoa-bordadaCanoa Bordada is the same canoe as Canoa Caiçara but named “bordada” which means “boarded” or “sided”, as wood boards are added to the sides to increase the freeboard. The Canoa Bordada is still extensively used in the Pântano do Sul in Florianópolis and other coastal fishing sites in south Brazil. It is painted with colors originated from local flags or religious preferences.

See the blog Úúúú about the native culture and the video showing the construction of the Canoa-de-um-pau-só in São José, south Brazil.