Fisherman sail their traditional boats call Lakana out at sea. Morombe, Madagascar. 21 October 2022.
Lakanas are traditional sailboats that are an integral part of the culture and heritage of Madagascar. They are made from locally available materials, such as wood, and are designed to be lightweight and agile. These boats are propelled by a single sail attached to a wooden mast and are used for various purposes, including fishing, transportation, and recreation. Small-scale fishermen often use lakanas to access the abundant fishing grounds off the coast of Madagascar, while they are also used to transport people and goods between villages and towns. In addition to their practical uses, lakanas are also a symbol of Madagascar's maritime culture and are often adorned with colourful patterns and designs.