Harry and Meghan sat on a stage as he was given the whale's tooth, a sign of wealth, in the vakasobu, before he were given kava, a drink made from a mashed plant root in the yaqona
Kava is made from a mashed plant root in the yaqona
required of Fijian men the drinking of copious volumes of yaqona
These rites are performed to make sure that the visiting chief safely regenerates his life-giving power and to "prepare the chief for the final rites of incorporation (qaloqalovi, sevusevu and yaqona
vakaturaga rites) under which he is to be ultimately transformed and reborn into a sacred being or god with supernatural qualities" (35).
Completed texts in both languages included: a recount of the art of flower arranging, 'Na Tuva Senikau', and information reports about: the local mangrove environment, 'Na Dogo'; the coconut tree, 'Na Vuniniu'; Kava, a Fijian ceremonial beverage, 'Na Yaqona
'; and the cultural significance of the whale's tooth, 'Na Tabua'.
Highlight of the chemistry and pharmacology of yaqona
, Piper methysticum.
For example, these changes include Nandi (Nadi), Mbau (Bau), Tholo-i-Suva (Colo-i-Suva), and Yanggona (Yaqona
Visiting Nakabuta on Viti Levu, we were invited to enter the largest of the thatched houses (bures) to participate in the traditional yaqona
Visiting Nakabuta, on Viti Levu, we were invited to enter the largest of the thatched houses (bures) to participate in the traditional yaqona
the bill was drafted so there could be uniformity in the processing, packaging and caring of yaqona
plants before it being consumed locally and exported overseas.