Material culture

The collapse of material culture has progressed to where some students simply do not have access to items of material culture, thus this presentation has gone optional. Largely as a result of this, only four students chose to present.

Sandralynn presented the Pohnpeian mwaramwar, often presented to visitors, honored guests, high titles, or on the occasion of birthdays, baptisms, weddings, or other celebrations. On the third day of a of a funeral mwaramwars can be worn under certain circumstances.

 Kira presented a maramar (outer island Yapese spelling) and noted that they are a sign of love, care, and style. They can also be placed on the head of a person who has passed away.

Johsper brought in a ngarangar, which when sakau is inside, becomes a kohwa.

Shanaleen brought in a purse made by her father. I had not seen this particular style of weaving before and she noted that the design is Ngatikese.

Shanaleen noted that the purse is a called a kelek in Ngatikese, the language of Sapwafik.


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