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>>> Mana Tatau <<< Lino Print
>>> Mana Tatau <<< Lino Print
Regular price $250.00
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>>> Mana Tatau <<<

Lino Print Edition of 11

Dimensions 38cm x 38cm (Paper size varies slightly)

 

The legend of Taema and Tilafaiga is the story of two sisters that swam the oceans of Fitiuta in Tu'a to learn the ancient knowlege of Tatau. They swam back to thier village singing the chant that women would have the Tatau and not the men. On their way they reached Falealupo where they would dive into the deep waters to see the giant clam. When they emerged they are confused and the song becomes reversed. They reach Savai'i and spoke of how the men were to recieve the Tatau, the Pe'a, and not the women. Tatau for women, known as the Malu, still managed to survive. Tatau is Samoa's gift.

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Hand carved from lino block & hand pressed onto paper.

These are all hand made pieces. No two prints are the same.