Products and resources


Wapichan products

On these pages we showcase some of our products and resources. The page is still under construction. The items shown are just some of our produce and crafts. Our dream in the future is to have a fully working on-line store with high quality images and prices for all our products sold locally and possibly nationally at some point.





A sample of Wapichan crops, fruits, sauces and drinks stemming from our farms and orchards: from left - organges; bananas; sweet and bitter cassava roots; hot peppers; passion fruit; okra; ite palm fruit pulp (for making 'dyuodaa 'ite beverage'; three types of thyme (seasoning herbs); plantains; kanuzuzuu 'cassereep' (boiled cassava juice); and fresh lime juice [Shoribab Hot Meals Kitchen, Sept 2017)

Komas 'Black eye beans' and fresh marakit 'red peppers' (Katu'ur farming grounds)

Mashuu 'Peanut' harvest, Katoonarib Village

Traditional maziki 'corn' seed, Shawarawaoro Village (Sawariwau)

Damorud 'pepper sauce meat stew' in traditional Wapichan clay pot, Aishalton Village 

Badi 'cassava bread cakes' (dry cakes on the left and soft cakes on the right), Aishalton Village

Toasting o'i i  'farine' (cooked cassava granules), Katoonarib Village

Barbecued wild bush hog meat, Potarii Naawa Village

Pumpkins, sugar cane, plantains and corn: Aishalton Village market

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Herding cattle (young steers), Shorinab Village

Wapichan are keen horsemen and horse breeders. The horse trade is an important part of our local economy.

Most Wapichan villages have herds of black belly sheep for sale in local towns

minau 'Brazil nut' pod harvested from forests south and east of Aishalton Village

Niibi Vines (Tibi)  used for making craft

  Dyuwuzu aka Ite palm fruit 

Natu aiba Locust tree resin used for medicine and local candles 

Mini   Resin from carmani tree, collected in the forest use in arrow making


Warishii made from nibi vines. these are used for carring heavy loads on long distances. 
this type of warishii is made from the Turro palm, this type of back pack is used for quick trips.
cotton being spun in to  thread for making hammocks.
Elderly woman weaving a baby sling from cotton.
Mukurro, a forest plant used for making different types of kitchen and farm utensilcs.
Handy craft made out of Tibisiri.
Outfits made from tibisiri as costumes during heritage celebrations and other ceremonies.

This traditional out fit is made from cotton decorated with beed, seeds and bird feathers. 

Zamaka 'hammock' weaving, Shawarawaoro Village (Sawariwau)

Wapichan somara 'bow', quiver and bairi 'arrows'

Coarse matapis 'cassava presses' for making cassava flour for farine (toasted cassava granules)

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