Maimiti Haven Artworld

Tapa cloth, Honey, Coffee, Weaving, and more


This is all about what I do and am involved with life on Pitcairn.

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Soap made by Me

Posted on June 27, 2016 at 4:10 PM

Soap making have become a big part of my lifestyle these days.

Gathering coconuts, Avocado seeds and Tamanu seeds have me trialing many different recipes.

Adding Honey to some recipes have made a smooth darkish brown soap.

The Avocado and Coconut soap have become a very popular soap onboard the cruise ships. This soap is made using the seed of the avocado,  una (grated) coconut cooked slowly over a couple of days and the blended with boiling hot water and passed through a fine mesh. This seperated the milk from the pulp. The pulp goes to feed my sister inlaws chickens and the milk is boiled in a big pot for several Hours.

The coconut & Avocado milk boils down until it cracks and the oil seperated from the finer pulp. stirring often so that the pulp would not burn and taint the oil. The oil is poured of through fine cloth and collander and drained so as the oil is seperated.

The oil is bottled into flask for sale.

The soap is made using the oil, Roseapple ash water and small amounts of caustic soda.

Honey, coconut & Palm soap is made the same way

Tamanu & Coconut oil is made similar way and recipe for soap is the same.

White Ginger flowers are infused in the oils before it is gently boiled and strained. bottled oil in flask or made into soap with the same recipe.

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August supply ship 2016

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 9:55 AM

Dear Happy customers,

The weather is spitting out rain and wind with a feeling of cool in the air.

The perfect climate to grow a great garden and harvest the many citrus fruits of the season.

Please feel free to contact me and ask about what we have available at Maimiti Haven shop.

Mail close end of August. date to be confirmed.

Looking forward to hearing from you all.

Best regards,


Mail close for June 2016

Posted on May 30, 2016 at 9:50 PM

Dear happy customers,

Mail is closed for June 2016 Claymore ll shipment.

Thank you to the ones who have orders with us at Maimiti Haven.

Keep in touch.

Best regards


Happy 2016

Posted on January 3, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Its been a while since I posted on my blog and one by one my followers have dispersed but I do get the occassional contact via email.

One of the reasons I have slowed to almost a stop is because our internet charges are high and the upload or down load is so slow.

Nevermine an email is always welcome and enquiry about our site of shop is most welcome.

2016 started of with the ringing of the bell in the square right next to our house and the few who gathered singing. The morning dawned a beautiful day and the highlight of my day was swimming in Bounty bay with our Cushana and family joining in. The afternoon was a treat and we spent the late afternoon under the big Brazillizn almond known to us as Big Mango. The shared dinner was superb and the jokes and laughter creamed the days end.

We wish you all a Happy New Year and may the spirit of the season bring you all happiness and a positive future.

EU license now valid

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

It took us 13 month to be put back on the EU license list.

After many emails and phone calls we have battled our way back on the EU list again.

Thank you to all involved in getting us that place.

The 1st internationa Bounty Festival

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Tahiti here we come. 3 PI delegates collected our heavy bulging suitcases and headed through the arrival door to be swamped with hugs, leis and good will. Beni and Teresa Huber were there to greet us as well as our Family Alda & Millie. Madzia & Simon were filming as we burst through the doors. the Tahit press and a few independent reporters as well as visitors who came to PI earlier were eager to meet the 3 of us who have travelled 5 days to be in Tahiti. To get this far it was a quadbike ride to Bounty bay. a canoe trip to the yach- a yach sail for 3 days- truck-ferry and plane.


Beni and Teresa took us to Royal Tahitian where we checked in and settled before heading into the pool. ah Ca beat et.

Dinner was an experience as the meals were huge and thinking it was a starter, mains and dessert turned into a big belly full of delicous food.

Plans the next day to walk to the James Norman Hall museum and have lunch with Nancy & Nick. Maurice Bligh to join us. we met Vivienne and the other girls at the museum, walk to Carrefour and then back to the hotel. a 3 mile trekk but the swimming pool was oh so worth it.


1st international Bounty Festival October 2013

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM


On the 17th October 2013 the sailing yacht Concinelle arrived from Mangareva and hove of the Island for a few hours.

Gilles ruffets mission was to pick up the 3 Bounty delegates, Mike & Brenda Lupton Christian and myself. Heather Menzies the Tourism Coordinator joined us in Tahit on the evening of 23rd.

The Concinelle sailed us to mangareva in fine time and we were alongside the warf at 5am on the morning of the 20th. when the bakery opened for trade we were there to buy frsh bagets and juice for breakfast. Yum. The nice breakfast over we ofloaded our bags soon had our accomodation sorted, luggage loaded on the truck and being zoomed over the hill and on the otherside of Mangareva to a quiet spot. Staying at the Pension Maori we quickly dumped our bags inside our bungalos and headed for the lagoon a few meters from our bungalo. The simple pleasure of swiming in the lagoon and refreshing ourselves after 3 days of yacht life is such a treat.

We walked a bit after a nice lunch and then rested a bit enjoying the company of our host as well as our chef. friendships were quickly made and we enjoyed the beauty of Mangareva. the next day we went to Rikitea and did some chores we needed to do at the Postoffice and deliveries to Edmonds Shop. we Met the Mayoress Monique and she quickly invited us for lunch at Jojos cafe.

Relations between PI and Mangareva meldinging into the ever strengthing bond we wandered the settlement greeting folks we befriended on other trips. Greating cousins and friends. We had a wonderful lunch and then were driven to Terry Youngs grave by the Mayors aid. Monique joined us before heading back to work.

A walk down to the church and then back to the warf where we met with Gilles and his family. so we then trod back to meet the girls at school and then for a walk to the Stadium. The weather started to turn so we headed back and the kids were tired. Back to Jojo's for a nice icecream.

Franscois found us there and we went back to the pension with her as it had started to bucket down with rain.

A nice relaxing afternoon and internet was working. Bags packed and ready for the next days flight out to Tahiti.

Beautiful day for flying and we were soon winging our way to Tahiti. 

Pulau school first Tapa exhibition.

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 9:15 PM

In the hall on 16th August 2013, the first Tapa, Hattie leaves, Felting and other art work was on displayed. spearheaded by Pitcairn's culture teacher myself, Teacher Ms Hilary and pre school Teacher Carol. with help from Roger, the Town Hall turned from a topsy turvy meeting hall into a full blown art exhibition. This year at culture class we made Tapa from Aute bark and made natural dyes. we painted designs onto our tapa pieces using Doodwi nut smoke, doodwi bark dye and Tumeric ginger dye. all made here from natural trees and plants

The Children were fascinated as each class was different and they learnt all the skills of making Tapa, pounding out their pieces using their Eei made from wood.

A full turn out at 1 pm on 16th Aug set the mode for a happy weekend. Thank you all for attending the first Tapa exhibition held on PI. Thank you talented children of PI you make me so happy.

update Aug 2013

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Hi all,

Where did the year go.... Its been full on and life have been full on here on Pitcairn so sorry if you my readers have been let down with me posting less on webs and more on facebook.


This month we had an exciting time with school art exhibition. ......


Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Hi all in EU countries. With the EU license still unsure, you can purchase PI honey from my friends in Poland. Please visit they have a new shipment in stock.


Best regards



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