Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saipan - Roger's abode

Saipan - Roger's abode, originally uploaded by *caramimi*.

Roger is a farmer who lives in a little shack behind my uncle's house. He helps tend to the big garden and banana trees, and will often accompany my uncle on his nightly hunts. Roger's one of the many folks who have stayed on the family compound for many years he's become an extension of our huge brood.

I took this during a visit to my uncle to gather the silk/cotton-like fibers from the kapok tree, known as Ceiba pentandra, or algidon in Chamorro, for use as stuffing for a plush animal project with my nieces. The kapok fibers are sometimes used as a "green" resource for stuffing. A pic of our kapok fiber harvest below.

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