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In the case of the Fijan traditional culture, its people commonly use and make grass mats by hand. Woven with pandanus leaves, grass mats take an incredibly long time to make and require a very patient hand at the helm. Between scraping and boiling leaves and drying them in the sun, the Fijan people must work diligently to create this cultural staple item. Different grass mats are woven for different occasions, and I think that's the biggest takeaway here. Despite the long and tiresome process, the Fijan people have respect for their culture and what the grass mats mean to their history. Whether giving it as a gift or using it in a wedding ceremony, the grass mats symbolize a dedication to long-stretching traditions of the Fijan people. (http://www.kivu.com/the-fijian-woven-mat/)