Otua-mo-tangata (original illustrations)
In this original triptych, Leiti priestesses of Tonga’s past are depicted adorned with kahoa and masks reminiscent of the kato-mosikaka, the priestesses’ dance, take offerings, and join hands in prayer.
This triptych comes individually framed measuring 203x203mm.
Manuha’apai Vaeatangitau is an interdisciplinary artist, practicing across the mediums of illustration, poetry, performance and music. Of Tongan descent, their practice centres the re-contextualising and re imagining of the Leiti experience and its expressions. Manuha’apai’s relationship to Ancient Tonga and the modern world lay the groundwork of many of their illustrations.
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