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Jaki-ed a hit in Majuro

Jaki-ed a hit in Majuro

Marshallese weavers of jaki-ed (clothing mats) will be showing their fine art around the world next year, with a demonstration being held at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC and a display of the mats at Australia’s Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. These exciting events were announced by long-time friend of the Marshall Islands, MaryLou […]

USP opens weaving house

USP opens weaving house

REBECCA LATHROP The University of the South Pacific campus at Long Island continues to evolve into a showcase university facility. The newest addition is a weaving house, designed with encouragement, guidance and technical advice from Irooj Michael Kabua and constructed by workers from Namu. Kabua cut the ribbon Monday morning, officially opening the weaving house […]

Coral stars at summer camp

Coral stars at summer camp

Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine joined a group of 25 high school students from around the Marshall Islands to talk about coral reefs and what the RMI and countries of the Pacific should be doing to ensure the health of their marine ecosystems. The program was the USP-sponsored Coral Reef and Climate Change Simulation, a […]

Winning weavers and fashion styles

Winning weavers and fashion styles

CAROLINE YACOE Woven mats, hats, purses, baskets, fans, wall hangings and jewelry from the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Nauru, Guam and Kiribati festively adorned the new space at Long Island Conference Center now part of the University of the South Pacific campus in Majuro. As the third such gathering of Pacific weavers it demonstrated […]