Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
JANUARY 1940
 
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APR 1940
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Kulawi, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Written by Edward Beckwith on Monday, April 1, 1940

Traditional clothing of Kulawi
Traditional clothing of Kulawi. Photographed in 2008 by Temboo
Traditional clothing of Kulawi
Traditional clothing of Kulawi. Photographed in 2008 by Temboo
Took a walk beyond Mataon and back through Bolapapu, Panapa and Lemo, making a number of still color photographs. Soon after starting I met the King on the road with a number of followers. He was dressed in pajamas and wore a sword which was so long that it touched the ground. I would like to have photographed him but was afraid he would consider his get up too unofficial. He greeted me very formally and designated one of his men to accompany me wherever I wanted to go. The man stayed with me and was of help in photographing the natives as he simply told them to pose and they never refused. I got a picture of a strange looking character with a spear and an old woman who crawled out and stood in the sun for me. Some of the village scenes were picturesque and primitive, but not very many natives in evidence on account of the rice harvest.

When I returned Hugo and I went to Esser’s house where I bought a woman’s skirt made from the bark of a fig tree. It contained a large amount of material and when properly folded and in place stuck out behind with a sort of pleated effect. The shade material was just what I wanted for a background for specimens, which was the main reason I bought it. The price was 3 guilders. Hugo bought a large woman’s hat with a sort of elevated flower garden on the top. He will have a hard time to transport it.

We then returned and cooked our own lunch, which consisted in heating up canned things. It was one of the best we have had and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Dutch oxtail soup, heated sardines with tomato sauce, peanuts and canned peaches, while Hugo’s desert was pure peanut butter.

Heavy rain all afternoon during which Hugo and I had a contest in naming and bounding all the states in the U.S. Cooked our own supper.

 

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