Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (5)

This is the fifth in a series of posts dealing with Weaving Connections, a project of Habele to sustain and preserve Micronesian backstrap weaving traditions among Island populations who’ve migrated to the United States mainland. More here. Creation of Website Content The WeavingConnections.org domain was purchased and a draft website laid out. The site was … Continue reading Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (5)

Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (4)

This is the fourth in a series of posts dealing with Weaving Connections, a project of Habele to sustain and preserve Micronesian backstrap weaving traditions among Island populations who’ve migrated to the United States mainland. More here. Further Engagement of On-Island Weavers and Craftsmen Publication of photos of initial designs and prototypes on social media … Continue reading Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (4)

Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (3)

This is the third in a series of posts dealing with Weaving Connections, a project of Habele to sustain and preserve Micronesian backstrap weaving traditions among Island populations who’ve migrated to the United States mainland. More here Development of Initial Prototypes First, Habele fabricated a scale model, and then a full-size initial specimen, of a … Continue reading Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (3)

Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (2)

This is the second in a series of posts dealing with Weaving Connections, a project of Habele to sustain and preserve Micronesian backstrap weaving traditions among Island populations who’ve migrated to the United States mainland. More here Cataloging of Materials and Equipment Habele and our technical leads began by listing all the items needed to … Continue reading Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (2)

Habele fundraising t-shirts now for sale!

In 2006 a group of former Peace Corps Volunteers established a US-based nonprofit to advance educational opportunity and access across Micronesia. Since that time Habele has provided book donations, awarded tuition scholarships, supported cultural mentors and created a Micronesia wide high school robotics league. For a decade and a half, Habele's unique and distinctive t-shirts … Continue reading Habele fundraising t-shirts now for sale!

Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (1)

This is the first in a series of posts dealing with Weaving Connections, a project of Habele to sustain and preserve Micronesian backstrap weaving traditions among Island populations who’ve migrated to the United States mainland. More here Framing the Problem Though loom weaving of skirts is central to daily life in the Caroline Islands, few … Continue reading Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (1)

“Weaving Connections” supports Micronesian Weavers in US Mainland

Beautiful loom-woven textiles of Micronesia display an artistry and technical virtuosity unrivaled elsewhere in the Pacific. Chief among them is the lavalava, a woven skirt from the Outer Islands of Yap State, situated in the Western Caroline Islands. A new website aims to ensure this important cultural skill is preserved among weavers who have moved … Continue reading “Weaving Connections” supports Micronesian Weavers in US Mainland

Habele in 90 Seconds

Habele serves students and schools across Micronesia. A nonprofit created by former Peace Corps Volunteers, Habele supports island students by: Scholarships. Habele awards needs-based scholarships to students at Micronesia’s top rated private elementary and high schools. Books. Habele donates books to school libraries across the Federated States, and mails books directly to children before they … Continue reading Habele in 90 Seconds