The Fiji Museum - Virtual Museum


Originally known as the kula in India, this type of basket was woven from strips of bamboo and was brought to Fiji by the Girmityas who later called it 'soop' in Fiji Hindi. After the rice was separated from the stalks (threshing) and husked using the dhenki (rice husker), women used the soop to shake and toss the rice so that only the grain was left as the chaff blew away into the air.

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