Waterscapes in the desert: Loptuq reed use

In the Taklamakan desert a hundred years ago, the Loptuq used to fish and forage around the Lop Nor (Lop Lake).

The lake does not exist anymore and the Loptuq are displaced, but their lifestyle was documented before it appeared.

Ingvar Svanberg and Sabira Ståhlberg have written an article about their reed use and waterscape perceptions.

Fisher-foragers Amidst the Reeds: Loptuq Perception of Waterscapes in the Lower Tarim Area (Ethnobiology Letters, free access)