"A tree takes years to root itself into the earth; there is an elusive battle every day with the environment to make it’s way to nourishment. This woody spirit won’t be able to comprehend it’s own unique and beautiful significance until it towers over what was once overshadowing, hindering its ability flourish. It is a deep rooted tree that grows the tallest."
The vinta (locally known as lepa-lepa or sakayan) is a traditional boat found in the Philippine island of Mindanao. These boats are made by Bajau and Moros living in the Sulu Archipelago, Zamboanga peninsula, and southern Mindanao. It has a sail with assorted vertical colors that represents the colorful culture and history of the Muslim community. These boats are used for inter-island transport of people and goods. Zamboanga City is known for these vessels. #philippines#mindanao#roots