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Reply #15 - May 4th, 2012 at 3:41am
 
By matriarchal, you mean matrilineal, right?  In many native cultures it is common for women to "own" the children, or more properly for children to trace their line of descent through the mother.  In these societies, it is also common for women to own the houses in which people live.  However, in most of these matrilineal societies, it is exceedingly uncommon for women to actually exercise leadership over the community in any kind of ruling sense, which is what matriarchy implies.
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Reply #16 - May 4th, 2012 at 11:20am
 
I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination. I only know what I've read and what I've been told. Land passed through from the mother as well as many personal posessions. While there were chieftans, male leaders it was the women, the eldest who greatly influenced or made the final decisions in regards to village life. It is believed that this is one of the reasons the Chamorro people have been able to preserve so much of their culture after so many hundreds of years of foreign occupation. Especially early on, Europeans did not realize the importance and status women held in the Marianas and that is probably a good thing. Women preserved the language and customs. Men could put on western clothes, get jobs etc but it was the women who held on to the traditions and beliefs of the people.
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Reply #17 - May 4th, 2012 at 2:11pm
 
OK, I'll take 3 of each. What do you want to trade????? Grin
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Reply #18 - May 4th, 2012 at 2:52pm
 
Yeah I was thinking the exact same thing myself.  I'd love a copy of one of these slings, if not a pattern for making one myself.
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Reply #19 - May 4th, 2012 at 8:10pm
 
Quote:
While I'm usually never opposed to trading I'd rather 'teach you how to fish', so to speak.

I keep notes and pictures once I have a pattern down and can put together a tutorial.


That's my preference as well.  Thanks a bunch for your efforts!
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Reply #20 - May 5th, 2012 at 12:04pm
 
So, Picaru, that`s your trick for keeping the pouch strands tidyer.  Fortunately I did not see it before I made my first such sling, it would have made it way to easy Cheesy.
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Reply #21 - May 31st, 2012 at 12:46pm
 
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Reply #22 - Jun 2nd, 2012 at 7:28am
 
great stories and love the looks of the sling pouches.

It's interesting how different cultures produce the same basic tool but witrh very different ways of holding the stone secure.  Smiley
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Reply #23 - Jun 9th, 2012 at 6:33pm
 
Fire hardend clay.
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Reply #24 - Jun 9th, 2012 at 6:36pm
 
More...
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Reply #25 - Jun 9th, 2012 at 8:33pm
 
Great stuff!! I am learning...............slowly. Embarrassed
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Reply #26 - Jun 9th, 2012 at 11:07pm
 
Let me know what I can do to help.
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Reply #27 - Aug 5th, 2012 at 6:17pm
 
can you please post a tutorial soon? i am only 13, so i am limited in trading abilities... but i have tons of cord, and stones. i need a good sling design to make.  Wink
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Reply #28 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 11:22am
 
Making matched sets, sling and stone.

Acho' Atupat
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Reply #29 - Aug 31st, 2012 at 11:38am
 
hey did you still want the palm fibers
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