Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook
Image 1 of 1
Arnavon_Islands_Solomons_157.jpg
Arawata Narwaia weaves a tradtional mat from sago palm leaves. Leaves dry light or dark depending on exposure to sunlight. Micronesian Gilbert Islanders resetted at Waghena weave more intricate mats than the indigenous Melanesians. Craig Leiisher's MPA and poverty study found that traditional weaving is on the rise in Waghena since the establishment of the Arnavons reserve. Mats are produced for sale and this year many villages are weaving mats to be distributed as aid for tsunami victims.