‘Pawi’ also known as ‘Bean Pod’ is found in the forests of Hmar Hills
A couple of ‘Pawi Kawm’ (Bean Pod) are seen in this image contributed by Pu Andrew N Sanate. The Pawi seeds are woody and heart-shaped. It is used by the Hmar people in various traditional games like ‘Pawi Inkap’/Pawi kapa’, ‘Pawi Her Vir’ etc. The woody vines of a Bean Pod is strong and sturdy making it a favourite material for pulling huge log of wood by villagers. The vines are also used for a swing by children.
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