Norfolk Island basket weavers

Basket weaving at the bookshop on Norfolk Island
Basket weaving at the bookshop on Norfolk Island

During our week on Norfolk island, learning about its rich history of settlement [which included the original mutineers from the Bounty], we stopped for a cuppa in a cafe/bookstore and found this group of people in the corner. They were learning a traditional weaving method that was developed to use the flax and other grasses that grew on Norfolk. One man asked where we were from and then told me he was born and raised in Tacoma Washington. Don’t know how he ended up on Norfolk Island.

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