March 26, 2010
Traditions thrive in remote island chain of Tonga

Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson recently completed a series on climate change and small island nations.

During the time she spent in Tonga, she was struck by the strength of its cultural traditions.

This report from Tonga explore the origins of tapa, an ornate papery cloth made from pounded tree bark, and the ta’ovala, the traditional woven mat worn around the waist, which is also derived from local plants.

Watch Megan’s report on climate change in Tonga, and read her blog filed from the island.

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