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The book has a broad sweep, covering all facets of the Samoan arts, including canoe and house building, siapo (tapa), weaving, tattooing, oratory, adornment, all forms of performance art, the visual arts, and literature. An important feature of the book is profiles of living practitioners, both from Samoa and the large Samoan communities in other Pacific countries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824826758
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
1 The Samoan Arts 13
2 Pottery and Stonework 28
3 Tufuga Fauva'a: The Canoe Builders 34
4 Tufuga Faifale: The Master House Builders 48
5 Siapo Makers 64
6 Weaving 74
7 Woodwork and Sculpture 88
8 Tufuga Tatatau: The Master Tattooists 104
9 Painting and Folk-Art 119
10 Oratory 131
11 Theatre 137
12 Photography and Filmmaking 152
13 Fagogo and Literature 163
14 Adornments 170
15 Costume and Garments 182
16 Tourist Art 191
17 Music and Dance 197
Bibliography 214
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