One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cornmeal bread in the form of very thin sheets, made by the Hopi Indians of the southwestern US.
- ‘The ordinary piki is shaped into loose rolls about 10 inches long and two inches in diameter, but the wedding piki is folded into flat pieces about 8 inches square.’
- ‘The bride's family will make stacks of piki throughout the 20 to 30 days it takes the men, who do the weaving in Hopi society, to complete the robes, he added.’
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