Be bound in grass & As was buried gum
would you tell me what these phrases mean in this contexts?
1- Be bound in grass
Kauri gum burns readily and was used by Maori people to light fires. Sometimes it was bound in grass, ignited and used as a torch by night fishermen to attack fish.
2- as was buried gum
Fresh gum from trees was prized for its chewing quality, as was buried gum when softened in water and mixed with the juice of a local plant