Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The real South Pacific

On my recent trip to NZ I stopped in Fiji.

Spent a lot of time in the Islands and usually would leave the towns and head for far off villages.

I do appreciate the hand crafts wherever I journey and ask the artists if I can take a photo.

They are always gracious and I have some wonderful memories, some maybe fast disappearing.

When in NZ I went to a Saturday Farmers' Market and saw these amazing Maori Kete weavers.

Made from native flax called harakeke. So well done and awfully useful.

Memories are made of these.

1 comment:

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Just amazing how women still weave lovely baskets by hand! Hubby and I watched women in the Bahamas weave baskets and carpets and it really was something special to see!