Rope Making Workshop
Please arrive at 8:30 AM.
9:00 AM Workshop start.
Rope Making Workshop:
Lashings or cords were formed from coconut husk fibers. The fibers would be separated by soaking in water, then left out to dry. The dry fibers were rubbed together to form a strand. The strands could then be woven together to form ropes and lines, called sennit. The fibers from the bark of the pago (wild hibiscus) plant, called pokse’, could be used, as well, to make rope. The bark would be separated from the plant, cut into thin strips and dried before twisted together. These fiber ropes and cords had a variety of uses as fishing lines and nets, or for attaching jewelry, ornaments, to lashing together canoe hulls, or adze blades to wooden handles. Learn more at Guampedia and join us at the Valley of the Latte to experience culture first-hand.
Space is limited so sign up today!
*All morning workshops include a mini fiesta-style bbq lunch plate.
There will be one — 2-hour session — on Saturday scheduled for 9:00 AM. Please arrive at 8:30 AM.
Guests will be welcomed at the Valley of the Latte Visitor’s Center and transported to the Latte Dock on our River Boats. All cultural workshops are conducted outdoors.