Alele Museum, Pubic Library and National Archive, Marshall Islands

Alele” is a Marshallese traditional basket, 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.