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Predicate Object 24 Apr 1969 1969-04-24T00:00:00.000Z 1969-04-24T00:00:00.000Z 1969.94 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1969.94, 41317 Tongan 1998-07-20T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T03:45:12.548Z Pacific Collection Access Project Tonga 35 Performing Arts/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Fibrework/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Men/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Women/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Manafau. Dancing skirt. Manafau are skirts worn to perform in by both men and women and children, they are made from fau (hibiscus) fibre and there are different variations of manafau depending on the maker, the wearer, and the village they hail from. The most basic manafau are made from natural coloured fau but there are others with embellishments such as dyed fau, decorated waistbands etc. This manafau is made from natural coloured fau and has pule shells and hana (Job's tears) seeds sporadically along the waistband as a decoration. waist garment
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