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National sand-drawing Festival

Sand drawings are elegant geometric patterns produced directly on the ground which serve to transmit a wealth of traditional knowledge about local history, indigenous rituals and cosmologies, kinship systems, natural phenomena or farming techniques.

Despite modern development and education, sand drawing continues to be a mark of Vanuatu cultural specificity and a means of exchange between the communities.

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  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • PACIFIC ARTS ALLIANCE
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