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Weaving Skills Support Enota And Family

Sixty-five-year old Nama Enota believes her suc­cessful weaving skills has helped her support her four children’s education. Speaking to the Fiji Sun at the Savusavu Women’s Expo yesterday, Ms Enota
30 Nov 2018 10:05
Weaving Skills Support Enota And Family
Nama Enota with her art and craft work during the Women’s Expo in Savusavu on November 28, 2018. Photo: Yogesh Chandra

Sixty-five-year old Nama Enota believes her suc­cessful weaving skills has helped her support her four children’s education.

Speaking to the Fiji Sun at the Savusavu Women’s Expo yesterday, Ms Enota said her proceeds from the sale of art has supported her family in many ways.

Ms Enota from Rabi said that she acquired her weav­ing skills when she was only 10-years old.

“I learned it through my grandmother and it was such a blessing for me as I have been able to earn a living for my family through art,” Ms Enota said.

“I began to develop so much interest at that young age af­ter seeing my grandmother weave our family mats.

“It was a leisure activity at first but then I realised that it could be turned into some­thing more,” she said.

She said that things took an unexpected turn when she first sold a mat she weaved.

“I was around 20 and the joy I felt was something I would never forget and I decided to stick to art work after my marriage.

“We faced financial prob­lems after but I was able to sell my work and earn a liv­ing for ourselves,” she said.

Ms Enota said her children were now employed and thanks God for her skill.

Ms Enota hopes to impart the knowledge and skills to her children and grandchil­dren.

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu

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