Jangada

jangada

Jangada is a sailing raft used by fishermen from the northeastern and northern coast of Brazil. In the past the Jangada was made from logs from a specific tree called Pau-de-Jangada, and construction details were kept by local craftsmen.

Nowadays the Jangada de Tábua is made, built from boards which create a hull and small storing area between hull and bottom.

In traditional ways, the Jangadas are sailed out for fishing in the sea with the morning breeze, and return in the afternoon with the favored breeze from the sea.

 

 

 

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