The main small unit in my culture is whoever has the weirdest house. People in this culture build weird or incredible looking houses to decide their social class. Amazingly, the houses are very durable! The people with the most normal looking houses are farmers and are in charge of growing crops for the people of the village to eat. People with a little stranger looking houses are hunters and are in charge of supplying the village with meat. People who build really weird houses are law enforcers. They maintain order in the village. Finally, the person who builds the most incredible looking house of all is the chief. The chief can be dethroned if someone builds a more spectacular looking house or if he is assassinated. If the chief is assassinated, the next most incredible houses resident becomes the chief. All people in my village are expected to know how to make cloth and how to make fabric.
Some of my written rules are no conning people, no slaves, and always be nice to the law enforcers. Some of my unwritten rules are never fart at a wedding, always burp after a meal and don’t pee on the bed. Punishment of breaking a written rule is to be burned on a stake in the middle of the village as an example to others warning them not to break the law. Examples of some of the written rules are you can’t have other people who aren’t part of your family clean your house unwillingly.
The language on my island is very similar to English except all the words are pronounced and written backwards. So if I wanted to say “Please quiet down”, I would instead say “Esaep teiup nwod”. There is also a code language on my island. Instead of saying “Esaep teiup nwod”, they also write the sentence backward like this “Nwod teiup esaep”.
Many unusual types of art can be found on my island, including lava molding and bark weaving. Lava molding is a form of sculpturing where the artist heats up rocks to make them melt. Then, while the rocks are still liquefied, the artist pours the rock into a mold and waits for the rock to solidify. After a while, the artist crack opens the mold and puts the sculpture into lukewarm water to cool off. The water has to be lukewarm because if it cools off too fast, the sculpture could crack and break. Bark weaving is done by stripping off many pieces of bark from a tree. Then, the bark is cut into long, small strips of nearly equal size. Artists then use the strips to weave. A famous sculpture on my island is “The Poseidon Sculpture”. In the middle of the lake, a huge sculpture, about thirty feet tall from top to bottom rests in the water. Officials have identified it as a lave sculpture but no one knows who the creator is. It just simply popped up in the middle of the lake one day. Another famous sculpture is “The Basket Weaver”. The sculpture depicts a young woman hunched over, weaving a basket out of bark. Next to her, there is a huge pile of baskets made out of bark. This sculpture also mysteriously appeared in the middle of the forest.