Thee treasure Tahitians it is primarily the coconut. There are over one hundred different uses of this wonderful tree which is over the main economic resource of’Oceania. The natives claim that coconuts have eyes and they fall on the head of the bad guys.

We must believe, since vahine settle below without fear of receiving the head ! How nuts coco it becomes industrial copra.

The land is particularly low in Tahiti, they pick the fruit with a picnic. Then the group. The nut is then split with an ax, then the fine is left in the sun for two days, time required for its separation from the envelope. Dehulling is completed using a bent iron. Plots collected fruits are scattered dryers movable roof re closed at night or in bad weather.
The product is returned at regular intervals and, if the weather has persisted, obtained in ten days copra itself, a fat content of the order of 80%.

S sachets, copra is then ready for export. The residue, called « wad », is used in the manufacture of ropes and brushes. But the real broom Tahitian is manufactured with perfectly dry ribs of coconut leaf. The Palme cocotier, as bamboo, has many destinations. We see here is making with green leaves, baskets of all sizes. Baskets used to present the fruits of the market. With all the young leaves on braid hats. As for the coconut, it quenches and nourishes the Aboriginal, but, Once grated, dogs, chats, chickens, ducks, horses, pigs…Another household wealth, bamboo. There are two kinds : bamboo popa'a, that is to say imported, and which permits the resistance of services in the construction and bamboo Tahitian, frailer, softer, but easier to work, which allows for more sensitive uses.

Chosen completely dry, they are split like this. Placed on the ground, each part is crushed using a piece of hardwood. The pressure then causes a break longitudinal bark primitive transforms into strips. And, like coconut comes braiding panels that provide, walls, doors, awnings boxes. Here is a woven bamboo panel.

Apart hats, cups, Upholstery elements, Here a net, fully bamboo. But probably the richest use occurs does the form of pipes. To prepare the plumbing Polynesian, just enucleate interior nodes follow suit before the pipes into each other. Without spending a dime, is fed to the water fare. A typical home : woven bamboo walls and roof coconut palms.

A cottage… and a paradise here say the newlyweds. See this framework, cet horizon, and this pair of Tahitian Métis Caledonian- ; they live in the cottage. A simple and always scrupulously clean. The kitchen is still the subject of a separate construction. As well as the shower, almost always without roof. And… the little place overlooking the sea… Images d’archive

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