Great support for jaki-ed auction

Guests enjoyed viewing the beautiful jaki-ed at Thursday’s auction at the MIR. Photo: Hilary Hosia
Guests enjoyed viewing the beautiful jaki-ed at Thursday’s auction at the MIR. Photo: Hilary Hosia


The Tenth Annual Jaki-ed Exhibition and Silent Auction garnered $7,440 in earnings for the wonderful weavers of the mats on display at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room.

In the expert weavers section of the evening, the judges chose the mat by Motrik Paul from Ailinglaplap to be the all-round best exhibit.USP’s Jacqueline Lakmis said second and third places were tied: “These winners were Artina Clarence, who was an assistant instructor in the Aur apprentice training program, and long-time weaver from Arno Ashken Binat.” The latter is currently teaching at a weaving class at Majuro’s Life Skills Academy.

Read more of this story in the December 9, 2016 edition of the Journal.