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Tuesday 14th May 2019

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Weaving mahampy is deeply embedded within Antanosy customs - ‘Ampy’ means ‘complete’ and is a symbol of solidarity and togetherness.

The metaphor the ‘mat’ appears in proverbs; for example ‘tsihibelambana ny olona’, which literally means ‘people constitute a great, broad mat’, refers to the interconnectedness of humanity, and between the living and our ancestors.

To find out more about Project Mahampy: