balsa

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balsa

a very lightweight timber, easy to carve to fit limbs, used for making individual splints.
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Marcial Camilo, his brothers Felix and Juan, and some two dozen painters in the Alto Balsas began to develop their own distinctive, memorable styles.
A political issue brought the painters and collectors closer together in the 1990s, when the Nahua communities became aware of a plan to dam the Rio Balsas at San Juan Tetelcingo, at the head of the valley.
After Bill's second voyage, Caravedo built a balsa raft, the Tangaroa, of eight logs brought from Ecuador.
He sailed again from Guayaquil on May 29, 1970, on a new raft, La Balsa (built of longer lasting "female" logs, cut from trees felled in the rain forest under a crescent moon).