National Geographic : 1935 Jun
THE WAIT FOR DINNER IS ALMOST OVER Koniagui women and children have prepared the evening meal in a huge kettle over a crackling wood fire. The housewife keeps her calabashes, earthen jugs, and baskets inside the hut, used as a kitchen. She lives in another split-bamboo and thatch dwelling with her unmarried daughters and small sons. Each Koniagui male occupies a separate hut (see page 700). A NATIVE COLLECTS OIL-PALM SAP TO MAKE WINE The long, branchlikespokes seen radiating from the trunk arehollow bamboo sticks that havebeen thrust into theupper and greener part ofthe tree to trap the liquid.Gathered every few days byKoniagui boys, mixed with water, and allowedtoferment, thesapforms ahighly intoxicating drink, which proved an incentive todancing.