CAO hosts lavalava-making camp tomorrow

Posted on Jul 22 2019


The Carolinian Affairs Office is inviting the public to join its lavalava-making camp tomorrow at the Carolinian Utt in Garapan. The camp will be from 9am to 1pm.

CAO project manager Paul Ythemar said they are targeting high school students because lavalava-making is one of the crafts that is slowly losing popularity over time.

A lavalava is a single rectangular cloth worn as a skirt and is traditionally worn by in Oceania. Lavalava-making takes weeks to complete. For beginners, the instruction will take at least one day, and another week to string the banana fiber. Ythemar also mentioned that it may take a couple of weeks to weave the lava lava.

For more information about this event, contact the CAO at (670) 234-6385.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at

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