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HANA NO`EAU:
Artful Excellence,
Art for Life’s Sake
TATAU
• The vast majority of what we know today
about traditional kakau has been passed down
through legends, songs, and r...
TAPA MAKING
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•
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Hawai`i – kapa
Sāmoa – siapo
Tonga – ngatu
Aotearoa – aute
Fiji – masi
TAPA MAKING
WEAVING IN SĀ MOA
• Traditionally made by
women
• Women beat the
pandanus (lauhala) leaves
into wafer-thin strips
• Tradit...
WEAVING IN TONGA
• Primary work of women
was to manufacture mats
and cloth for domestic and
ceremonial use
• Fine mats fri...
If you have any
questions, please
ask them on the
Discussion Board.
Mahalo!
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Pacific island hana noeau

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Pacific island hana noeau

  1. 1. HANA NO`EAU: Artful Excellence, Art for Life’s Sake
  2. 2. TATAU • The vast majority of what we know today about traditional kakau has been passed down through legends, songs, and ritual ceremonies. • While each culture is unique, every Polynesian culture had similar traditions – The status of the master – General motifs used – Methods of application
  3. 3. TAPA MAKING • • • • • Hawai`i – kapa Sāmoa – siapo Tonga – ngatu Aotearoa – aute Fiji – masi
  4. 4. TAPA MAKING
  5. 5. WEAVING IN SĀ MOA • Traditionally made by women • Women beat the pandanus (lauhala) leaves into wafer-thin strips • Traditionally, a family’s most valuable possession is the fine mat known as `ie toga.
  6. 6. WEAVING IN TONGA • Primary work of women was to manufacture mats and cloth for domestic and ceremonial use • Fine mats fringed with red feathers are exchanged on important occasions • Mats are significant family heirlooms, gaining greater value with age
  7. 7. If you have any questions, please ask them on the Discussion Board. Mahalo!

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