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99 ways to use a coconut #6

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by Lan Marie in Bits, Coconut

This is the modern variation of the traditional way of collecting rainwater on Tuvalu. The old way is illustrated in the Dr. Gerd Koch´s book “The Material Culture of Tuvalu” from 1961. At that time, Tuvalu was called Ellice Islands, which with her sister colony Gilbert Islands – now Kiribati -  was a British protectorate from 1892 and colony from 1916 – 1978.

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