Tuesday, September 25, 2012


On both of our village tourswe were given demonstrations of local crafts-tapa making, weaving and pottery. It was particularly interesting to learn about the pottery as this is something different from Tongan crafts. Clay is gathered from the river and mixed with sand (by using the heel of the foot). It is then shaped, dried in the sun then baked in a fire. Finally, while still hot, it is rubbed all over with a tree gum to create a glaze.

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