The class visited Nahnmadeu en Lehnpwel, Simion Nicholas, of Pehleng, Kitti, Pohnpei.
Nahnmadeu en Lehnpwel
Class arrive led by Sother "Nahlik"Anton Jr.
Menindei in mwaramwar
Rotick and Rico
Sandra You on the right
Merlina, Hanae, Lilly Jane, Carie-Ann, Arlen
Benhart, (Sapino), Westcot, Leona Leion
Menindei in traditional garb
Sakau enters the nahs with four stems
Under watchful eyes, some students clean the sakau in the traditional manner with coconut husk
Leona is tasked as an oaurir, does not yet know how to sit
McGurruth "Mikey" shows he knows how to serve as an oaurir
Menindei directs the sukusuk
Nahlik learns the four pwoaikoar.
Tehn wehd (toahn wed) refers to the four taro leaves (Latin: Alocasia macrorrhiza) are placed around the stone to catch pieces of sakau that fall. These are called pwei koar or pwoaikoar. Pounders should place their feet under the pwoaikoar. There is an order to the placement, and a name called out when the leaf is place: koaloal adak, koaloal epwel, koaloal leng, pwei koar di. The -di signifies completion (from the course text).
The four moahl (pounding stones) also have names: Moahl for Nahnmwarki: moahleina, moahlasang katau, moahleileng, (moahleiloang), moahleini. Moahl for Nahnken: moahleiso, moahlmwahu (moahlamwahu), souriahtek, (soauriahtik), souriahlap (soauriahlap).
Sother, Rico, pound.
Video of the sokamah or tempel being played on the peitehl
Jamie on the right.
McGurruth (Mikey) demonstrates his skill set in the nahs, knowing his arm positions
After nopwei the class was dismissed and returned to campus. Friends of the family stayed back for small talk and socialization. Sother remained as the squeezer.
Mikey took over later in the evening, demonstrating his own abilities at wungwung