SIBC Podcasts: Where the I’orahaku (traditional canoe) comes to life — but now faces extinction


Traditional canoes at the Yam Festival in South Malaita

In the latest Langus Blo Iumi program, Moddie Nanau speaks to Sipriano Wahaii, one of the very few villagers in Are’are, Malaita Province who has the skills and knowledge to construct a I’orahaku.

Find out more about this unique tradition and how losing the art would be detrimental to the cultural pride of the Are’are.

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