Fiji

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Tapa cloth (masi)

Tapa is the generic term for bark-cloth of the Pacific. However, each Pacific Island nation has their own specific name. Masi is the traditional...

Tanoa Carving

The tanoa is a specifically carved wooden bowl for mixing and serving kava. In Fiji, it is believed that the tanoa originated in Lau,...

Salusalu

Salusalu are garlands that are made and given by women to guests of honor at special events or persons who are undergoing important life...

Dari (pottery)

Earthenware, known as dau buli or dau tulituli, is a traditional craft originally practiced specifically for making cooking pots and water storage vessels. Dau...

Magimagi (rope making)

Magimagi can be very coarse like rope or extremely fine like string. It is made only by men. Before the advent of synthetic string,...

Fibre

The use of natural fibres in Fijian culture is so pervasive and ingrained into the very fabric of life in Fiji before contact. Fibres...

Drua

The traditional double-hulled voyaging vessels of Fiji are known as the drua or waqa tabu (sacred boat). An art almost extinct, the origins of...

Basket weaving (tali kato)

Tali kato is the act of weaving traditional baskets in Fiji. The island of Fulaga in Lau, the most southern group of islands of...