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Fa'a 'ali'ao - handmade siapo by Doron Semu
Fa'a 'ali'ao - handmade siapo by Doron Semu
Fa'a 'ali'ao - handmade siapo by Doron Semu
Fa'a 'ali'ao - handmade siapo by Doron Semu
Fa'a 'ali'ao - handmade siapo by Doron Semu
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Doron Semu
Fa'a 'ali'ao
50cm x 58cm
2023

U'a (paper mulberry), Togo ink, Indian ink and Gum Arabic

Recreating a portion of a Fa'a 'ali'ao (trochus shell) pattern seen on a Siapo from the 1900's.

About the Artist:
Doron Semu (He/They) is a Siapo maker of Sāmoan/Palagi descent, hailing from the villages of Salelesi, Falelatai, Falelima and Asau. As Siapo was once a declining practice, Doron imagines a future where every home and Sāmoan will be adorned in our own patterns and cloth. Through his use of Siapo Mamanu and workshops, Doron tells stories of increased visibility and representation of MVPFAFF+ Pasifika Rainbow joy. Doron's practice is centred on creating a safer community for Pasifika Rainbow and expanding the community of Siapo makers in Aotearoa.