Russian-born Rarotonga entrepreneur Tatiana Burn opened a new store in 2016 showcasing the art of weaving from around the Pacific, aptly named Pacific Weave.
“We have many special creations from around the Pacific - baskets, platters, home decorations, carvings, tapa, mother-of-pearl and woven adornments. All items are hand made by gifted artisans from many island countries including the Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Fiji and, of course, our beautiful Cook Islands,” said Tatiana.
“A young Cook Islands weaver, Nanave, is making her weaving creations in store. You can join her every day for a lesson in traditional weaving. Learn a new skill and have a unique cultural experience”.
Pacific Weave is located next to the Perfumes of Rarotonga factory in Panama - just before Rarotonga Airport. Look for a marae entrance with a large Tangaroa looking down on you.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.30pm, Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm. Tel. 27535. Tours welcome.