Huge SAMOAN TUIGA HEADDRESS FULL SZ Taupou Dance Samoa

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
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  • Sold Date: Mar 21, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Huge SAMOAN TUIGA HEADDRESS FULL SZ Taupou Dance Samoa
Beautiful handmade headdress called a TUIGA from the Islands of Western Samoa in the South Pacific.

The TUIGA headdress was traditionally worn by both men and ladies on special cultural occasions. It is also part of the special costume of the Taupou who is a girl that, on important occasions, prepares the Kava drink in the Samoan Polynesian culture. As well, it is part of the old times traditional Samoan costume when worn for the Taualuga dance and Taupou's dance as well as men's dances during entertainment. This type of headdress is unique to the Country of Samoa.

COMPLETELY HANDMADE, this traditional TUIGA is 28 in. high at the front with Fau bark 'hair', large
local tifa (pearl) shell, lots of smaller shells, real local feathers, mirror, sennet
(coconut fiber rope) and coconut shell decoration. These TUIGA take about 2 weeks to handconstruct and collect the items to put on them. They are usually a custom-made item and very expensive and hard to find even in Samoa. This TUIGA is made complete of natural local materials also.
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