Products and resources
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.
FARM PRODUCTS, FOOD AND DRINK
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
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
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)