Fiji Sun – Tuesday 5th March 2019.
It may seem unlikely, but the recent burning of traditional Fijian artefacts raises questions.
It was interesting to note that items that were burnt were synonymous with Fijian culture and tradition and which continued to keep this same tradition alive and well in Fiji through the decades.
This included the revered tabua (whale’s tooth), which is used at functions or funerals or for settling differences, and the tanoa used for mixing and drinking kava.
It must have crossed other people’s minds that after the ceremony, not immediately but some days or weeks later, if there was a funeral what would happen?Read more…