Pwo Navigator Initiation Ceremony on Lamotrek in 1990

(Images from the documentary, Spirits of the Voyage)

Lavalavas (tur) are piled high on a ceremonial bowl.
A total of 274 lavalavas were given by members of the initiates' familes.

Jesus Urupiy performs the rorpai paliuw "navigator bracelet" chant
for an initiate in the Weriyeng school of navigation

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