Teanu dictionary (Solomon Islands): Example 417
ritual pole. During ngapiene celebrations, dancers stomp on wooden boards (~wate tepapa) which are laid out in a circle around a high wooden pole (blateno). From that pole hang large amounts of fruit. At the end of the celebration season, the pole is brought down and the fruit are distributed to the participants.
k.o. lawyer-cane or rattan
support ‹s.th.› using props
I-vio ka li-wabeiu ñe moboro teva, me blateno i-vio, susuko, ne to.
They used four rattan canes as props, so that the pole could stand firmly in the middle.
Teanu dictionary (Solomon Islands)