Mother of Pearl and Vau necklace by Rako Pasefika

Mother of Pearl and Vau necklace



This piece is made out of mother of pearl, vau and cotton chord. The vau is made from the bark of a tree which is shredded then soaked in sea water for 2-3 weeks before it is finely shredded and put in the sun to dry. After drying, the vau is soaked in red dye to give it color.

This piece is inspired by the Armea bird which is found only on the island of Rotuma.


Crafter/ArtisanRako Pasefika
Made fromMother of Pearl shell from Rotuma, Vau from Viti Levu
SizeMother of Pearl shell is 8cm across and 6cm wide. The chord is approx. 26cm each side from the MOP button fastening to the MOP shell. The red Vau is 7.5cm in length either side