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Pac.Art 37
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TITLE: Trukese love sticks.
PUBLISHED: Chuuk, FM : np, nd.
DESCRIPTION: Love stick col. ill. various sizes.
NOTES: Traditionally, before a man could consider marriage, he needed to prove he had experience in farming, fishing, and boat construction. He also had to be able to build his own house. It was the belief that if a man was incapable of work, he was unlikely to be successful in marriage. When he had accomplished these skills, he would inform his parents that he was ready for marriage. The parents would then search for a suitable young woman to be his wife. When they had decided on a girl, the parents of the young man would visit the girl's parents. They would introduce themselves and state the purpose of their visit was to discuss the possible marriage of their children. If a marriage was agreed upon, the young man would then live with the girl's parents, while the girl would reside with the young man's parents up until the wedding day. Prior to the marriage, both families would prepare a feast which would be attended by the leaders of their respective families. According to custom, the girl's family would provide enough food for the man's family and the manís family would do the same for the girl's. The abundance of food was an important status symbol.
ELEC. ACCESS: Fefan Island love stick (Pac.Art 37)
ELEC. ACCESS: Trukese love stick #2 (Pac.Art 40)
SUBJECT: Love stick--Fefen Island, Truk, Micronesia.
SUBJECT: Love sticks--Chuuk, Micronesia (Federated States).

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