Many Uses of Lontar Palm, November 2017

Dry terrain of Savu with stands of lontar palms

The Threads of Life team travelled to Timor and on to Savu this past November.  While the rains had just begun, the island still was dry.  Lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer)) continue to be an important resource for livelihood, sustenance and culture for the people of Savu.
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