Handicrafts

The Marshalls’ Dream Weavers

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Virtual Museum of Clothing Mats

Virtual Museum of Clothing Mats

The revival program of jaki-ed (clothing mats) includes a virtual museum of the world’s collections of jaki-ed, many of which were collected from the turn of the century through to the 1920s. The museum was spear-headed by the University of the South Pacific’s Majuro campus Director Dr. Irene Taafaki. The museum was designed and created by Read More

 
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Jaki-ed Revival Program

Jaki-ed Revival Program

By KAREN EARNSHAW Happy Hands: This name of one of Majuro’s successful handicraft stores describes beautifully the weavers of the Marshalls Islands. To be a skilled weaver is to use your busy hands to be creative as you sit with a happy circle of friends and at the same time earn a living, greatly improving Read More

 
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Shopping for Handicrafts

Shopping for Handicrafts

By SUZANNE CHUTARO In a country where the unemployment rate for women is high as 70 percent and a majority of the adult population have few skills due to a poor education system, the traditional skill of handicraft weaving is providing many local families with an opportunity to survive in modern times. Marshallese handicrafts are Read More