The moment Diana wandered from the boathouse she was spirited away by the women. Her normal shyness was completely overcome by her fascination with the fine traditional weaving. She disappeared into the smoky huts, discussing back-strap looms, warp and weft tensions, dyes, native materials, traditional patterns, and their meanings. The lava-lava is the female costume de rigueur and still a form of currency. In spite of the enormous efforts required to weave one, Diana was given two.