ROUGH CUT: Final Should be Complete by summer 2015.
How does one make a container for water, food or supplies in rainforests of the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea? The Sawiyano use parts of a limbum palm tree, jungle vine, a cassowary bone and some serious strength to make a container. They cut, score, fold and "sew" together a simple yet effective container the way their ancestors learned to. Women use it mostly to carry water and to make their daily meals of tikali (sago pudding). Thanks to Boram and Sopai for demonstrating the technique. Filmed in Summer of 2012 by Betni Kalk.