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John Amato | profile | all galleries >> Pohnpei, Micronesia -FSM- 2010, 2011 >> Hibiscus bark preparation for sakau. tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Hibiscus bark preparation for sakau.

The use of the bark can be seen in the section on sakau. Kava is squeezed with the bark, to wring out the liquid used for sakau.
Rock surface and a pounding rock used to make sakau. L1008194.jpg
Rock surface and a pounding rock used to make sakau. L1008194.jpg
Hibiscus bark. L1008186.jpg
Hibiscus bark. L1008186.jpg
Stripping inner bark. L1008200.jpg
Stripping inner bark. L1008200.jpg
Hibiscus barked tied together. L1008208.jpg
Hibiscus barked tied together. L1008208.jpg
Making the bark pliable. L1008213.jpg
Making the bark pliable. L1008213.jpg