Category Archives: Fuvahmulah

Fuvahmulah Island

The late Abdhurahmanbe. A legacy of courage and bravery

The world was armed with nuclear weapons in the 1950s. Eventhough the World War two ended, humanity was in a state of horror after the nuclear attack on Japan. Imperialism dominated the world. Disputes shattered nations and disunited people of same race and creed. The world war with multi-faceted disputes lead to the death of… Read More »

The special fabric Maldivians wore for 200 years

Maldives has a distinct tradition and culture. One of the symbols of their identity is wearing of clothes. Lungi or locally known as “mundu” has been a special fabric worn by the Maldivians for a long time. This year I was lucky to visit the place where the Maldivians had been buying their special lungies… Read More »

Courageos living

Long ago, collecting rocks (gal– corals or limestone) from house reef was widespread throughout the islands. As there was no aggregate to build houses, people mined corals. Taking and collecting corals was an extremely difficult and daunting work. Men spent hours and hours under the blistering sun. People gather in the beach to collect corals. The extensive work… Read More »

The unique hair bun of Maldivian women

Women have always had an important role in the family and community. In the early history of Maldives, Maldives witnessed woman as a Sultana or ruler. Several historians have confirmed that female rulers have reigned over the islands up until the 16th century. Ibn Batuta who came upon the women of Maldives in the 1300s saw it… Read More »