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TRADITIONAL YAPESE BASKETS

Women's Pandana Basket takes several weeks to make and a lot of step to do.

 

From Start to Finish:

Basket for a girl or a woman:

1) Get right pandana tree leaves

2) Boiled the leaves and let them dry on sun

3) Weave inside part

 

4) Weave outside part

 

Almost done...

 

Basket with a cover

 

5) Decorate edges

 

6) Make handle/s


7) Make button

Every Yapese basket for a girl has at least one valet and for adult has small parts/valets/containers

 


Basket for a man:

1) Get 8 young coconut fronts from “green” coconut tree

 

2) Cut them in half

3) Boiled the parts

3) Dry under shelter/wind drying

4) Prepare /clean up with a shell or finger nail


5) Weave 4 left parts together and 4 right parts together


6) Weave left and after right side to a basket


7) Make handle

 

Reparing an older men's basket

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