These are working canoes used by fishermen along the
Amazon River and its tributaries. These canoes are usually 3.5 to 4
meters long and made from a solid piece of marupa wood, Simarouba
amara. They should have a dark natural
stain and show good craftsmanship with the wood carved thin with a good
line. Some repairs are expected, but shouldn't detract
from the overall look. more about dugout canoes...