The patu onewa is the most frequent type of short-handled weapon in museum collections today. They were hammer dressed, pecked, ground, and polished with varied grades of sandstone until they were properly completed. The patu onewa was usually stained a dark color using acacia or mango trees. These weapons could be used as stabbing instruments, clubs, or even as fire implements.
There are two different types of patu onewa: the patu onewa kauka and the patu onewa rangatira. Both of them have one thing in common: they were usually made for single combat. However, the patu onewa kauka was typically used by men while the patu onewa rangatira was owned by women. Although both of these weapons were designed for single combat, it is believed that the patu onewa kauka was more commonly used because it was easier to master than its more advanced sister weapon, the patu onewa rangatira.
The patu onewa kauka has a heavy head shaped like a spoon and a long thin body. It was normally made from iron but sometimes from wood if available.
Patola is woven on a hand-operated harness loom constructed of rosewood and bamboo strips. The bamboo shuttle is designed to traverse across warp colours. While weaving, each weft thread is properly checked and matched with each section of the warp design pattern. When finished, the weaver dips the cloth in a bath of liquid colors to develop its hue.
There are three main types of patola: village-made, commercial-made, and imported. Village-made patola is considered the highest quality and most expensive. It is produced by weavers from only a few villages around Chitwan, who know their trade well. They use natural dyes extracted from roots, pods, and flowers. These dyes are not standardized so there are many variations in color between weavers. Village-made patola has a life expectancy of about 10 years. Commercial-made patola is cheaper and has a shorter lifespan than its high-quality counterpart. Imported patola is the lowest quality and costs the least. It is mostly made of synthetic materials and lasts for just a few seasons before it needs to be replaced.
Imported patola doesn't come from Nepal; rather, it is manufactured in India or elsewhere and then shipped to Nepal. Although it is less expensive, this type of cloth isn't as durable as village-made fabric and must be used instead for decorating tents or other temporary structures.
The original Hawaiian pahu was constructed from a sectioned and seasoned wooden tree trunk, usually of coconut wood, although other types of natural wood may have been utilized. Shark or ray skin was originally used to make the Pahu's waha (head). The head would then be attached to a long bamboo stalk with which to fly fish!
Today, Pahu are mostly made out of rubber, although wood is again becoming popular.
In ancient Hawaii, the maka'ainana (people who lived in villages) would go to great lengths to avoid having trees cut down for timber, since this would cause a shortage of food for growing their crops. When a tree did need cutting, it was generally not done until after its seeds had fallen, since the maka'ainana believed that planting these seeds would bring about more trees in future seasons.
So, pahu were always flown using what was left over from your harvest season!
The patadyong may be used as a table cover or as a curtain and ornamental item to hang on the wall or from the ceiling. It is also used in rural regions to handle newly harvested palay (rice grain) and fresh fruits and vegetables.
In Filipino cuisine, patatáyón is the name given to small rice cakes usually made with egg yolks and sugar cooked in an earthenware pot until dry and hard. The ingredients are then crushed between two flat surfaces to produce a powder-like material which can be stored for later use.
So, patatáyón is similar to how we make croutons today but only using rice instead. Both dishes were originally used as edible decorations but have since become part of our diets.
People all over the Philippines enjoy this dish on Christmas Day because it reminds them of their home town and family. In fact, it is said that if you go back home after eating patatáyón, people will think that you haven't been around the city too much.
Also, if you visit urban areas you will see many restaurants offering this recipe on their menus. This shows how popular it is among Filipinos.
Maracas are constructed from hollowed gourds connected to a handle for shaking, with stones, beans, or seeds inside. A single maraca may produce a variety of sounds: it can be pounded with one hand to produce a loud, deep sound, or it can be shaken back and forth to produce a lighter, echoing sound. The interior is carved out with a knife to produce a bowl-like shape that resonates when struck.
They have been used in South America since at least 500 AD. Archaeologists have found evidence of ancient maracas in the form of carved gourds in excavations around the world, including Peru, Ecuador, and Chile. These show that the gourd was already being used as a musical instrument in pre-Columbian times.
The modern maraca is usually made of wood, but there are ceramic versions available as well. The most distinctive feature of a maraca is its hole, which allows air to reach the seeds or beans inside. This hole is usually cut through the top of the gourd, but it can also be drilled into the bottom if this is desired. The stem of the gourd is then attached to a stick or wire frame, which is held in the hand of the player.
Maracas are used in many kinds of music, especially salsa. The fast rhythmical tapping of the hands against the body is called tumba. It can be done by oneself or together with others in a group.
The Maasai shield is composed of stretched cow skin that is sewed to a wooden frame with leather strips. Shield patterns, known as sirata, are associated with many Maasai tribes. The shield serves as both a weapon and a means of exhibiting Maasai art and culture. It can be used in battle or for ceremonial purposes.
The Maasai shield dates back at least 1,500 years. It was originally used by only the nobility, but it became popular with all classes of society during the 19th century. Today, most Maasai use the modern equivalent: the scabbard-mounted metal blade.
There are several theories about how the Maasai acquired their shields. Some say they were given to them by Kenyan kings, while others claim they stole them from Africans who were being transported to Europe as slaves. What's certain is that the shields have been an important part of Maasai culture for hundreds of years.
In addition to battle, the shield is used for dancing, parades, and other celebrations. It can also be used as an investment; when someone wants to show they are rich or powerful, they will often hang a fine shield on their wall.
Since the 17th century, European settlers have invaded much of Africa, including Kenya. They brought guns with them and this caused widespread death and destruction among the African people.