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Tokase Promotes Use Of Traditional Skills, Knowledge

Tokase Promotes Use Of Traditional Skills, Knowledge
Igatolo Tokase, 58, during Fiji Museum’s Open Day on May 12, 2018. Photo: Sheenam Chandra
May 14
13:47 2018

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Igatolo Tokase says traditional skills and knowledge can be utilized by women in the village who have no form of income.

The 58-year-old from Korotolu, Moce Lau was among patrons at the Fiji Museum’s Open Day.

“I came from my village to the city to educate my children and grandchildren on the tapa making skills,” Ms Tokase said.

She said that “we cannot all be doctors, teachers or lawyers”.

“Some of us can make use of our skills and culture which have been instilled on to us when we were young.”

Not only will this be a source of income to households, but women can use their natural resources without any expenses.

“Now I am teaching my grandchildren to make tapa because this is part of my culture and in future they can do it to earn money ,” she emphasised.

Her success and recognition in the trade has seen her travel to Guam and Germany for her art exhibitions.

Ms Tokase was proud to display her wares for the visitors during the Open Day.

The theme for the event was ‘Building Resilient Communities Together’.

The museum hosted a range of booths for the Library Services of Fiji, Ministry of Education (careers), Fiji Museum, Ministry of Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation, artists from the Fiji Arts Council, International Youth Fellowship and Tuckers Ice Cream.

 

Edited by Percy Kean

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