Traditional salt-making continues

May 12, 2022 3:08 pm

Traditional salt makers from Lomawai village in Nadroga believe the pandemic presents an opportunity to re-strategize.

More than 20 women have diversified their salt-making techniques to ensure the tradition is maintained and at the same time attract more tourists.

Salt-maker Tavenisa Natoro says Lomawai is the only village in Fiji, which has a unique and well-developed salt-making history and culture preserved well over decades.

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“These traditional salts are normally used by our elders during traditional ceremonies and for sale. We continued the practice and expand it as an income-generating source as well for us.”

Natoro adds in a bid to continue this rich cultural practice, young people are also given a chance to take part.