Sunday, August 26, 2007

Handcrafts from Micronesia.

Here are some wall hangings made by the people from the islands of Micronesia.
Beautiful, intricate and skillful work. The people from Kapingamaringi in particular made these.

I have stood and watched them in their little village as they deftly wove strands of banana tree leaves, and incorporated the small shells into their designs. Most of these people now live in a poor shanty town on the island of Pohnpei near the mangrove swamps. They moved from their island to Pohnpei because it was devastated by a typhoon a number of years ago.


Paula said...

These are quite amazing! The detail work is incredible. They probably just whip them out, too. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

The work on these must have taken a while. They are very nice.

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