N°12841
Element 'Ie Samoa, fine mat and its cultural value (Samoa)
Inscribed in 2019 (14.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Title EN: Master weaver Vilelava Vaipae from Lepuia'i Manono was instrumental in the revitalization of 'ie Samoa. As one of the last known weavers of the traditional 'ie Samoa, she accompanied the Women in Business Development Inc. (WIBDI) trainers to introduce the art to women around the nation.