Te Pou Huke and Pau Hereveri from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) carve a totem pole.
Centuries of knowledge and skill are expressed in the work of the artists displaying their cultural arts at the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Some of these artists and the work they produce are shown in the following photographs.
|Patrick Mafoe from American Samoa in the early stages of a carving.||Finau Mara from Fiji shows off a finely woven bag made from dried pandanus leaves.|
|Steve Terou from French Polynesia carves fine jewellery from mother-of-pearl shell.||Basilisa Tofe from Honiara makes shell money necklaces, for which Solomon Islands is renowned.|
|Maua from Samoa weaves a fine mat using dried pandanus leaves.|
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