Fulanga pictures of daily life

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Ellinor Ristoff Staffan Ehde
Thu 16 Oct 2014 19:24
There is no pension, you have to get your food yourselfe every day, but there is a sense of sharing
Clams, they are eaten boiled and are delicious
The work under water is usually carried out by women, the men are mostly farming
The clams are boiled under the coconut shells, Selotes father is just lightning a cigarette, cagerettes are a tobacco leaf
rolled with some paper, preferably a newspaper. Before paper they used banana leafs. 
The dresscode is very strict, even when you dive for clams or spear fish you have to wear full dress,
 the women told me it is cold, heavy and very unpractical, but appropriate
When the fishermen come home with a catch you will soon see people walking with a fish and bring it to their supper
Since a cyclone in 1987 (I think it was) the houses are now built mostly in sheets of metal, but still in the traditional way
Usually there is a separate house for cooking
Roti is being made by Selote
Selote is looking out from her cooking house and just by it is the workshop that is runned by Mini, her husband
Fulaga has a strong tradition of wood carving
Coconuts are an important part of the cooking and they provide clean drinking juce
Weaving is also another important income and it is all done by hand, here a worker that has set up solar panels
gets a gift from the village
Like the countryside in Sweden there are quite a few houses that are just closed and left behind, many move to Suva or
to a foreign land to live a different life