Talofa lava. Samoa Language Week - Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa celebrates the third most spoken language in New Zealand. It starts this Sunday 24 May. Visit our page on Samoa Language Week - Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa to explore the Samoan language resources in our collection.
Here is a Samoa Language Week Craft from Tiresa:
Pale Fuiono - Is an essential piece worn by both female and males of Samoa, during taualuga performances and bestowing of high chief names. Pale fuiono is a significant part of Samoan traditional wear.
What you need
- Black material
- Hot glue gun
Cut black fabric material to wrap around the whole head.
Create a design of how you would like your pale fuiono to look.
Glue the bits and pieces such as beads, mirrors, feathers to the black fabric material.
Leave to dry for 15 minutes.
All done, place around head and save to wear when doing a Siva Samoa or getting bestowed with a matai title.