Mewana grass

Mewana is native grass used for many traditional objects. This episode sheds light on its use.

Mary Dhapalany is Liya-Galawuymirr and tells these stories about Mewana speaking Mandhalpuy. Mewana is used making bags and baskets when collecting food near the swamp areas and is is also sometimes used to bind fish traps.

Foods such as warraga (Cycad nuts), räkay  (Water chestnuts), djitama (yams). These types of bags or baskets were sometimes used when soaking cycad nuts in fresh water to leach out toxins.

Mewana grass is used to make ceremonial dilly bags which are passed down from generation to generation and less likely to get mould or rot in the intense tropical climate.

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