Category Archives: Tradition & Lifestyle

Uva dhevun- making lime for dwelling

(*Information provided by Mohamed Ali Didi, Fasiya, Gn.Fuvahmulah) In early days, cement was not available for construction work. People of Fuvahmulah produced uva (u’a) or lime. Uvadhavaameehun, Lime-burners, collect akiri (pebbles) from the beach and carry it near the uva vado- the klin. Uva vado is made by digging the ground and was in the form of a crater. The klin’s depth is… Read More »

The giant slave and the barberic clan

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Cutting off hand – the first such punishment in the history of Maldives

I thought of including this true story of thieves whose hands were cut off during the reign of President Mohamed Ameen although this incident happened in Male’. But my grandfather Hussain Didi and Addu Hussain Manikfaan (the official medical practitioner of the government), two prominent hakeems, medical practitioners during that time, were called in by the government to attend the function. According… Read More »

Transporting “impossible” load

Some information provided by Mohamed Ali Didi, Fasiya, Gn.Fuvahmulah Ancient days, transportation was difficult. Carrying heavy load from one place to another was a daunting task. But people of Fuvahmulah managed to carry out this complex task with the then available resources and means. Fuvahmulah is an island with thick vegetation- coconut trees, funa (Alexandrian Laurel) and dhambo (Syzygium). So the… Read More »