Emily Mavis Munnings
Ms. Munnings is a local Bahamian craft instructor and a full-time designer of original handmade straw bag designs called "Originals by Mavis M." She presently resides in Savannah Sound and has been creating straw bags since 1995. Recently, she has added coconut crafts and sea glass jewelry to her line of products and sells them to local trade shows on the island and abroad.
In January 2010, she was one of six Bahamian artisans that were selected to showcase their native products at the prestigious Maison et Oblet trade show in Paris, France. The show is an international home decoration, giftware and tableware exhibition, featuring thousands of products made by well-known designers from around the world. Munnings also works with the Bahamas Agriculture Industrial Corporation (B.A.I.C.) as an instructor in craft workshops throughout The Islands of The Bahamas.