|Our 'Papa' with coconut he has just scraped out of the shell, and bananas behind him|
The first thing is to find a tree which is ready and then fell it.
|The trunk can be seen here lying on the jungle floor|
to catch the sawdust which will be produced. If a sack or tarpaulin is available, it too might be used.
|The bare trunk with the bark and leaf bed being prepared|
|The two-handled saw with nails in to break up the sago|
|Sawing through the trunk; the mallet can be seen in use in the background|
|The washing stand, linbum leaves and water buckets|
Back up at the house, the product is strained again to prepare it for cooking.
|Straining through a sieve|
|'Turned' sago being served|
|Leaves were used to line a pot and form a case|
|Then the sago was packed down to fill the pot.|
|The leaves are tied over and cut off, then the package is ready|
|No food miles - caught in the water in the background and eaten right there|