saddleapidˈʔa.pidcfapidkakangpaliyegpangabapangikugpungussiya'NAn apid is a riding pad used to sit on when riding horseback or on the back of a water buffalo.One can use an “apid” as a saddle to ride on, or, it is often used as a cushion between the animal’s back and the wooden cargo saddle, to minimize friction when an animal,(esp. a horse) is carrying very heavy loads. The “apid” is often made of corn or rice sacks made from woven, thin plastic string, and stitched in a manner where there are long “tubes”, perhaps 8-10 tubes that are stuffed with “kapok”, a cotton-like material from the kapok tree seeds. A strap around the neck of the animal, one around the tail, and one under the belly keep the apid in place.
sago palm plantlumbiyalumbiyaProcmagsakul2lumbiyaNSago palm plantThe core of the palm trunk after 8-9 years is mature enough to be harvested for palm flower. The palm flower or natek is used as a food-of-last-resort during times when food is scarce.1.5.3Grass, herb, vineBotbotany