TWO visiting French art students took part in a masi making and printing class at the Fiji Museum in Suva yesterday.
The instructors, who hosted the duo along with other enthusiastic local participants, taught them the basics of masi printing and how to create stencils and mark them onto the fabric.
The museum put the event together with the support of the French Embassy, who helped link the two visiting art students to the classes.
Virginia Gamna, 24, and Sara Lefebvre, 25, are fine art students who travelled to Fiji all the way from their school in Paris, called Ecole Nationale Superieure D'Arts Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC).
"We really love Fiji and learning about this type of artwork is very new for us because in France, we don't get anything like the masi," said Ms Gamna.
"We've been here for almost one month now and we've really enjoyed our trip so far. We hope to put it together for a presentation when we get back to France," added Ms Lefebvre.
The French Embassy's regional attache for co-operation, culture and sustainable development, Fanny Louvel, said the embassy helped the two young artists by linking them up with contacts in Fiji.