The Fiji Museum - Virtual Museum

Post-Lapita Pottery

In Fiji there has been continuous pottery making activity for over 3000 years. However, like fashion in the modern world, pottery styles changed and these changes are used to define different eras in the Fijian past. While the styles changed, the methods of making pottery have remained largely the same and there is a strong similarity between the way pottery is being made today and that of the past. Unlike many other parts of the Pacific, where the knowledge of pottery-making has vanished, Fijian pottery making skills are still being passed on from mother to daughter.