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Saioko Village

Traditionally a fishing village, located along the Ra coastline. Saiko artisans craft our coconut candle shades, shell tassels and paper bead jewelry and coconut leaf fans. For most artisans in this region, income earned from RBTR Is their primary income as they lack access to markets due to geographic isolation.

Nanuku Village

An upper mountain village, located in the heart of Yakete District. Artisans include highly skilled weavers originating from Gau Island and other regions of Fiji, married in. Nanuku women weave, sew “Tagane Dolls” and make sila seed ornaments during the holiday season.

Nabukadra Village

Traditionally a fishing village, located along the Ra coastline. Nabukadra artisans handprint traditional and contemporary masi stencils onto canvas. For most artisans in this region, income earned from RBTR Is their primary income as they lack access to markets due to geographic isolation.

Vatawai Village

Located at the base of Mt. Evans, Vatawai is traditionally a cane farming community. Artisans have honed their Sasa Voivoi basket weaving skills, producing tabletop and home décor products, providing much-needed alternative income during the off-season.

Verevere Village

Traditionally a fishing village, located along the Ra coastline. Verevere artisans craft our Sasa Voivoi baskets, beach bags, pop clutches and tic tac toe painted stone sets. For most artisans in this region, income earned from RBTR Is their primary income as they lack access to markets due to geographic isolation.

Abaca Village

Located in the upper mountain region of the Koroyanitu Range, Abaca is home to Fiji’s national heritage park, making it a hub for endemic species and unlogged forests. Artisans produce Many Colored Fruit Doves, Sila Seed necklaces, woven mats and various basic sewn products without access to electricity. Abaca Village has great hiking trails and lodges available to rent, open to the public year around.

Navilawa Village

An upper mountain village in the Koroyanitu Range, Ba. Navilawa is one of the last villages in its region to refrain from river rock extraction and land clearing. Although this village has historically been a farming community, they have mastered the art of paper flower making using masi bark (tapa) and more recently learning hand printing onto canvas.

Yaloku Village

An upper mountain village in the Koroyanitu Range, Ba. Yaloku Village is traditionally a farming community. Artisans started production on small “Marama” dolls in 2014, and since then its become one of our best sellers to the tourist market. For women in this community, income earned from the dolls, is either a primary or secondary income source for their entire family.

Cirisobu Village

Cirisobu Village is located midway up the mountain in Yakete District, Ba. Originally a farming settlement in the 1970's for villagers from Nalotawa Village, this community has remained independent and now into their third generation. Income earned from products provides an alternative to cane cutting for women during harvesting season and supplemental monies to cash crop income from bananas.