National Geographic : 1945 Feb
Round About Grim Tarawa Gilbertese Play Football, Too, But Theirs Is a Different Game Called "Boiri" Using a resilient hollow ball woven of coconut leaves, they attempt to keep it in the air by kicking or bouncing it on head or shoulders. Use of hands is barred. Beyond is the maneaba, or meetinghouse, of Marakei. © National ueographll Society n.uuacnumc us vv. nauuw .auur A Tiny Dancer at Marakei Entertains a Circle of Playmates Dressed in a skirt of shredded pandanus, she is trying to imitate some of the dances of her elders. Gilbertese dancing is largely a series of gestured movements of arms and head and glancing of eyes.