Sunday, June 30, 2013

Batea is Taino

Did You Know: Batea are oval or circular wooden trays used traditionally by Taino to carry food, wash clothes, or pan for gold. Today, Taino and others in Kiskeia (Dominican Republic) continue to make and use them for these same purposes, still calling them batea, which is its Taino name. Batea is pronounced  "bah-teh-ah." - UCTP Taino News (c) 2013