Images of thatching day in ethnobotany

Nayme laying down a very steady stitch

This term I parked out back in the morning which meant the thatch could be transfered from the delivering truck to my car upon delivery.

We lost use of the gym to an FSM finance conference this year. Lacking access to the forest, I asked maintenance for nails.

Garvin found some scrap bamboo, his preferred needle

Nukuoro-Kapingan hut uses coconut fronds, woven, which weathered the recent tropical disturbance very well.



Darnick and Faustino Jr. used the benches under the Terminalia tree. This was our first term to use this area. Rain had been falling on and off all day. Right up until 3:30 it was unclear whether an outdoor thatching exercise was possible.

Joe

Ray and Mayson

Edson

Jill, showing skill in her thatch work


Jedidiah removed the back of the midrib, the "nohk", for Jill's weaving effort. Working as a pair is the usual approach to thatch production.

Nayme and Jill chose to sit in the parking lot.

Annielisa

Nayme produced arguably the most consistent weave

Thatching is another skill that is being lost

Garvin working in the NuKap hut

Cody, demonstrating skill at an activity that is, in his culture, traditionally practiced by the female members of the community


Mayson

Annielisa and Ashlyn moved to one of the picnic benches

Norton

Mayson

Regular spacing on the weave is a sign of skill

Garvin

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