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  leg-rowing

 

Myanmar

The Intha people on Inle Lake in central Myanmar have a distinctive leg-rowing technique (fig.).

 

It involves standing at the stern on one leg whilst wrapping the other leg around the oar.

 

  leg-rowing

 

  leg-rowing

 

This unique style is said to have evolved in order to allow a good view over the many reeds on the lake, as well as when fishing.