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Predicate Object 1934 1934-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1934-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1934.199 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1934.199, 20381.2 Tongan 2001-06-28T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T06:58:51.447Z 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 entire manafau along with its embellishments are all made from natural coloured fau. the waistband is woven out of fau strips and the weave is similar to a ta'ovala weave. The waistband is decorated with folded decorative and tasselled fau. At the bottom edge of the manafau, the strips are left to hang loose. waist garment
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