Odi Village, June 1995: This weaver is telling the story of the gathering and drying of thatch. Thatch harvested from palms and other native plants provides the roofs for many rondavals (round dwellings within a living compound). The thatching process is a very important task of village life and involves both the men and the women. This weaving also shows firewood that has been gathered from the communal lands outside of the village. It will be used by this family for cooking fires and for warming fires. The use of fire for social gatherings is an important part of Botswana culture. Photo by Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Susan Ross.