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Tatau Talanoa Highlight Video

Check out some of the highlights from Tyla Vaeau’s talanoa with FotuoSamoa Jody Jackson about the art of tatau. 


Tyla and Jody discussed the cultural significance and social history of tatau in Samoa in an intimate afternoon talanoa. Tyla also shared her background and experiences as a female tatau practitioner who has been gifted the ‘au and is being trained as a tufuga tatatau under the Sa Su’a dynasty.

“Our practice of tatau is unbroken. Even with Christianity, colonisation, all of those things, our practice has remained a strong part of our culture – through all the ups and downs.”

Tyla Vaeau


Video by NoSix


Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery till September 25th


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