Geometric Designs on Fijian Clothing

Presented by

Catharine Wadsworth*

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This workshop introduces the custom and tradition of fabric making in Fiji. Students will learn about how the traditional fabric “Masi” is made and how geometric patterns are applied using traditional dyes made from clay and the sap of the Mangrove Tree. “Masi” is an example of “living off the land.” This workshop emphasizes the importance of sustainable living. Students will create geometric designs similar to Fijian patterns on paper.

Workshop Details

Region/Culture

Fiji

Subject(s)

Social Studies, Environmental Science, Visual Art, Geometry

Participants

25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Prefer classroom style with students sitting at desks or chairs/tables but can accommodate other set up arrangements if needed.

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

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