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Lime making

Lime making

Takwa, Manda island

The method used for making coral lime; mangrove poles are stacked radiating out from a central axis, with coral rag pieces placed on top. It burns for two or three weeks producing lime which was used to mortar coral rag as building blocks or to plaster over coral rag to protect it such as on roofs.

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