Flowers of the wild hibiscus, Hibiscus tiliaceus. The bark of this tree, called Lo in Kosraean, is used for “grass” skirts.
This series of photos is the covering of the earth fire pit called an “um”. Large taro leaves cover the hot rocks and the food, sealing in the heat so that the food steams in the pit. Many families make an um every Saturday evening.
Soft taro or kutak is often roasted in the um before being pounded with coconut cream into a delicious treat.
Building racing canoes is often a community activity.