It’s pouring rain. Poured all night and all morning.
That said… I’m not going to the Gathering today. I really feel for the folks out there, though. It’s been cold and miserable all weekend.
Hope tomorrow is better. I’ll be teaching my final class from 9:15 to noon.
Until then, check out this video I received from a reader this morning:
That woven device is explained here:
“Tipiti is a sort of standing press or braided straw squeezer used to
drain and dry grated cassava. The object is used by brazilian indians
and riverains in the making of cassava flour. Mr Francisco Trovão is one
of the rare craftsmen that can still make Tipiti. In this documentary he talks about learning the process and shows how to make Tipiti.”
I’m sure someone at the Earthskills Gathering could totally pull that off. Maybe we need a cassava processing class next time around.