Object: Taovala (Tongan Dance costume)
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|Title||Taovala (Tongan Dance costume)|
Havea, Vea, 2002, New Zealand
|Materials||plant fibre, tapa|
|Credit line||Purchased 2003|
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- Two kinds of ta'ovala. Sisi sÃ®, sÃ® leaves worn by dancer (left). Modern kiekie without a name, worn over fine ta'ovala (vahenga of the dance?) (right). -
- Lakalaka of 'Eua Fo'ou (Niua villages). Dancers wearing feathered tekiteki and sisi sÃ®, see 32 (9). Woman with her back to the photo is wearing a modern ta'ovala fakakongokonga. Note sleeping baby carried over the shoulder of one of the dance supporters. -
- Tongan Lakalaka dance, ASB Polyfest. -
- Mangere College, Soke performance at ASB Polyfest. -
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