Tokelau Inati - Equal Portions
45c Talo | Taro – Taro is a staple in Tokelau, imported to the island from Samoa. The root of the taro plant is versatile and has a nutty flavour that works in both sweet and savoury dishes.
$1.40 Fuāulu | Breadfruit – This starchy fruit tastes similar to potatoes and, when cooked, has a bread-like quality. It serves as a staple in many Pacific countries and one of few abundant crops in Tokelau.
$2.00 Ika | Fish – All men in the community are required to help with fishing. The lunar calendar is used to aid understanding of fish migration patterns, and the best times and places to catch certain species.
$3.00 Popo | Coconut – A popular and versatile staple across the Pacific, coconut trees are a common sight on the atolls of Tokelau.
Unique to Tokelau, inati is a traditional community fishing and distribution system that is still practised today. The act if sharing food equally helps these isolated island communities to ensure the wellbeing of all households, big and small. These charming illustrated stamps highlight four traditional foods of Tokelau – taro, breadfruit, fish and coconut.