UPDATE: Jaki-ed, Weaving Symposium (Bishop Museum, Honolulu)

UPDATE (September 4, 2013): The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will have their Grand Unveiling of the Pacific Hall on Saturday, September 21st, 2013.

The Jaki-ed exhibit is part of the scheduled events, as well as a showing of the Marshallese language film, "The Land of Eb".

Admission is FREE.

For more information click here.


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Original: Dress Mat (Jaki-ed, In, or Nieded), late 19th–early 20th century Marshall Islands.

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will be hosting a special event from September 16-21. The USP (University of South Pacific) Marshall Islands' Jaki-Ed Revival Program will have 5 weavers from the Marshall Islands, along with 3 Hawaiian weavers and 4 French Polynesia weavers exhibiting their knowledge of traditional weaving.

The weavers will be on hand from 10am-4pm, Sept. 16-21 to demonstrate their skills, share their cultures, and talk story to visitors.


The Jaki-ed Revival Program, is the creation of Maria Fowler and Dr. Irene Taafaki of the USP. Founded in the mid 2000's, it revitalized the art of traditional weaving. The program is now responsible for a growing interest in traditional weaving, as well as a weaving apprenticeship at the USP. At the apprenticeship, students will learn how to weave, they will learn the cultural and traditional aspects of weaving, and will also gain an understanding of finance and how to run a business.


1. Jaki Ed Program Website. (www.clothingmatsofthemarshalls.com)