The bamboo river shepherds of Longai

By Guido Trombetta on 10:40 PM

(Jayanta Dey/Reuters)

In India, on the Longai river, near Kanmun village, in the remote northeastern state of Mizoram, bamboo logs are transported down the river tied in a sort of rafts. These rafts are stacked in order to form long serpents to make the transport along the river easier, conducted by men which walking on these serpents manage them with the help of long perchs like shepherds with a flock of sheep.



4 Response to 'The bamboo river shepherds of Longai'

  1. Anonymous'> September 30, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    The place is called Kanhmun not Kanmun.


  2. Anonymous'> September 30, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    The river is called Langkaih in Mizo


  3. tetea'> April 11, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    I hate this kind of business as it destruct our forest a lot. Is ther anyone who can stop this kind of act. Come on save Mizoram flora and faunas.


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