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Lewayava Displays Timeless Passion

Asinate Lewayava, 74, has had a passion for hand-woven fans and other textile items since she was 16 years of age. Ms Lewayava and seven other women from Votua Lailai
25 Jun 2015 13:18
Lewayava Displays Timeless Passion
Asinate Lewayava (front/middle), with the members of the Votua Lailai, Nadroga Soqosoqo Vakamarama during the divisional craft show yesterday at Shirley Park, Lautoka. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Asinate Lewayava, 74, has had a passion for hand-woven fans and other textile items since she was 16 years of age.

Ms Lewayava and seven other women from Votua Lailai Village in Nadroga diplaying their hand-woven items at the divisional craft show in Shirley Park Lautoka yesterday.

The craft show is being organised by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

“At first it was a hobby I did when I was younger, but my interest grew,” she said.

“When I got older and joined the Votua Lailai Soqosoqo vakamarama branch and then I got more involved.”

After retiring from working in the tourism industry she decided to take up her hobby as a form of income generation.

“I’m glad that at my age I’m still learning new things because I have also seen various types of art for the first time today,” Ms Lewayava said.

“I’m very fond of the Soqosoqo Vakamarama because it taught me the skills that I have so I will be sure to share what I’ve learned today (yesterday) with them.”

Ms Lewayava is looking forward to the main expo ain Suva in October.

“It will be a good learning experience,” she said.

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