Traditional Handicrafts of Fiji

 
9789820200920: Traditional Handicrafts of Fiji

Tabualevu shares some of her experience and expertise in Traditional Handicrafts of Fiji. This book explains the step-by-step construction of, and tells the social and religious significance of, traditional crafts of Fiji. It is a useful and beautifully illustrated books for anyone interested in life in Fiji.

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The author, Mereisi Sekinabou Vosararawa Tabualevu, was born into the i tokatoka Delanikoro, mataquali Delanikoro, yavusa Kai-Moturiki in Niubasaqa Village of Moturiki Island in Lomaviti Province, Fiji. From a young age, she bagan to study and practise potting and weaving, learning the traditional methos from her elders.

Tabualevu was graduated from Victoria State College, Australia. During twelve years of service in the Curriculum Development Unit of Fiji's Ministry of Education, she helped formulate teachers' handbooks and conducted many seminars and workshops. In thirty years as an art educator, she has mounted exhibitions, co-ordinated international competitions, tutored privately, written scripts, and narrated audio-visual tapes. She has assisted symposia in Australia, Canada, Fiji, Greece, New Zealand, Tonga and the United States.

An artist, Josefa Uluinaceva is from the Yasawas and attended primary school there. After secondary schooling, he freelanced for various individuals and organizations in Fiji. He worked for the National Food and Nutrition Committee before joining the University of the South Pacific as a graphic artist. On leave 1996-1998, Mr. Uluinaceva is earning a degree in art in Auckland, New Zealand.

Sereima Raimua hails from the Naitasiri Province. She was educated at Suva Grammar School and later graduated from the Fiji Institute of Technology with a certificate in computing graphics. Employed by the University of the South Pacific as a graphic illustrator, she is inspired by the South Pacific's lush environment, blue sea and unique styles. She hopes to continue her studies in graphic arts and mathematics.

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