Discover the treasure chest of products created by the hands of Tahitian craftspeople working with wood, stone, plants, and cloth.
The skills of the ancestor's artistry are kept sacred and passed on by both the mamas - the guardians of tradition and the matriarchs of Tahitian society - as well as by skilled craftsmen.
Tahitian products are found throughout the islands at local stores, in markets, and at the artisan studios.
Monoi oils which
are natural skin products created from the oils
of tree fruits and fragrances extracted from the
Handcrafts such as:
intricate carvings of stone; wooden drums, bowls,
platters, and sculptures carved from precious
native woods; and elaborate hats, purses, and
mats woven from coconut and pandanus leaves.
of the water, bungalows, and people created by
Tahitian and French resident artists.
to Polynesian sarong) cloth wrappings.
Those created in Tahiti are hand dyed and brightly
Handmade quilts called
tifaifai crafted from traditional designs
by the island matriarchs or "mamas".