English The Last Pandan Leaves for Tolaki’s Boru in Konawe

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The Last Pandan Leaves for Tolaki’s Boru in Konawe

Without any plastic-use campaign, the women in Konawe have been using plastic to decorate the traditional conical boru hats of the Tolaki tribe. The plastic-adorned boru reflects the locals’ way to adapt and survive.

Oleh SAIFUL RIJAL YUNUS
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Sitting cross-legged on the cement floor of her home, Saminten, 55, diligently wove the dried pandan leaves. Using a needle, her fingers deftly wove and arranged the pandan leaves into boru hats. The weaving’s rhythmical movement, with the sound of the needle and thread slicing and penetrating the [...]