Material culture presentations
Again this term the material culture presentations were optional due to cultural loss in this area.
Jill with a Chuukese breadfruit pounding board made from breadfruit and called a nif
Chuukese nif. The keystones permit wooden stakes to secure the board from moving during pounding
A coralline Chuukese pwo, breadfruit pounder. Very similar to the Kosraean dok used to pound fafa, but the dok is traditionally basalt and has only a single central conical nub.
This pwo has four conical nubs
The business end of the pwo
A Kosraean kuom
Ashlyn with a children's toy, a spinner. Called a lohrengyeng, or, more often by children, a lohrengreng. The wind spins the spinner.
A Pohnpeian kohwa
Faustino Jr. with a betau basket from Yap for middle aged men
A head garland (head lei) and earrings for a dancer from Yap
The garland is Cordyline fruticosa and Plumeria obtusa.
The earrings are coconut shell, these are carved in the state symbol of Yap, evocative of the profile of a local canoe.
Kayleen presented a basket called a "kopou" (she did not spell this one out)