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Bright clear weather, Senggigi fishing village, West Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara Province and a little bit of symmetry more or less a straight-on and compressed perspective.

From a morning photo walk along a quiet beach showing the lone exotic dug-in traditional fishing canoe at rest used by the indigenous "Sasak" the native inhabitants of this island. A lovely artfully designed complete with a pair of 'eyes' - the prominent features and the survival tradition- believed to 'help' protect the fishermen while they are out at sea. The other intriguing characteristic is the two lateral support floats known as outriggers, which are fastened to both sides of the main hull, thus increases stability of the craft on water.

This highly decorated outrigger canoe, nicknamed the 'spider' can be quite fast, yet are also capable of being paddled and sailed in rougher water using a triangular sail. This is one of the countless types of traditional sailing vessels found in Indonesia archipelago - the maritime nation with 13000 islands spanning three time zones!

Additional picture:
WS: Closer look at the bulging 'eye' and decor on the prow..

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