|"Alele" is a Marshallese traditional basket like the picture in left, a soft-sided plaited bag made from pandanus leaf, which use to hold one's family's most valuable possessions in Marshallese custom. The eldest woman of the family keeps the basket and it passes on to the next eldest female down the line. Alele Museum, Library and Archives were named after this alele basket, which is a symbol of our valuables, knowledge in the Marshall Islands.|
Alele Museum, Library and National Archives is a non-profit corporation founded in 1981, dedicated to preserving the history and conserving the folk arts, traditional skills, historic accounts, oral literature and other traditions of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Updated on August 2nd, 2000