Otua-mo-tangata (original illustrations)
In this origional 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 203.2x203.2mm. Please note current image is a placeholder while we take proper installation photographs.
Manuha’apai Vaeatangitau is an interdisciplinary artist, practicing across the mediums of illustration, poetry, performance and music. Of Tongan descent, their practice centres the recontextualising and reimagining 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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