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Polynesia » Polynesian art

Polynesian art


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Lei

Associated with the dances and ritual acts are the wunderful girdles of flowers (Lei) which are made of flowers, herbals and shells.

Salutatory Lei (girdle of flowers) Lei (girdle of flowers)
The Lei, a girdle of flowers that is put on strangers to salute them in the Polynesian area. (Source: Wikipedia I, II)

Tapa

The Polynesians were master craftsmen in mulit-color textile printing (Tapa, Kapa) and recollect this ancient art today.

traditional tapa
A tapa showing the fabrication of a tapa. (Source: Wikipedia)

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