Melanesian art exchange takes place in Port Vila

Vanuatu’s capital of Port Vila has witnessed one of its biggest exhibitions of art, with around 5,000 carvings and woven Melanesian products presented for sale last week.

Local organiser Tyson Stanley Ghera told the Daily Post newspaper that it is the first initiative of its kind, organised between the sister cities of Honiara and Port Vila.

Mr Ghera said it was possible it would become a regular event to promote an opportunity for carvers and weavers of the two Melanesian countries to exchange skills, training and business.

Most of the products come from Marovo Lagoon in the Western Province of the Solomons, where approximately 70 percent of the people are carvers or weavers.

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