To prepare the more, you must first harvest young branches of ” Purau” (hibiscus tialiacieus) 2 meter long and 2 cm in diameter at most. These young branches of “Purau” are first peeled.
The inner part pf the bark is called MORE. Some will remove the “More” before soaking it, others will do so after soaking and macerating the bark. Then, the collected bark is left to soak in sea water for one or two weeks.
At the end of this maceration period, the outer shin of the bark soaked can easily peel off. Only the white internal skins are preserved. These fibers are washed thoroughly with plenty of water and then left to macerate in water with lemon added.
The plus is finally obtained in the form of white and silky strips that will be dried in the shade and not in the sun. Once dry, they are tied into ready-to-use bundles. The fibers of more are used as they are or after having dyed them.
To dye the more we soak it in a suitable bath, then we rinse it and we let it dry. So, to get the bright red color, we take red and double hibiscus and boil for 2 hours. Once this liquid has been filtered, we immerse the white more in it and let it macerate for 2 hours.