Men's (Or Ladies) PAREO, TUPENU, LAVALAVA Wrap Sarong

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 06,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

GENUINE! In Samoa, it's a lavalava, in Tonga, a tupenu, in Fiji a sutu, and in Hawaii, it's called a pareo. In all cases, it's a handy wrap sarong-type garment. It's the Pacific Islander's version of the kilt. This one is red with striking black geometric designs. It measures a little over 6 feet around and about 27 inched from top to bottom. Many of these just tuck in, but this one has ties. My son has spent a good bit of time with his Tongan friends and lives in Hawaii. I don't know whether this came from Tonga or Hawaii, or even Fiji, but it's not a tourist piece.

Do check my other listings for several great lots of authentic Hawaiian shirts, as well as some lovely western things from my sister, the retired rodeo announcer's wife. They never stint on clothes, so t are some really nice things. I expect to be listing all week. Of course I'm always happy to combine shipping for you. For both our protections, I do require insurance on auctions over $15. Please wait for your invoice--my shipping quotes are my best estimates, but I don't generally pack until the auction is over. I'd hate to have you pay any more shipping than necessary.

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