Kōrero: Pacific arts in New Zealand

Tuvalu fatele, 2014

Tuvalu fatele, 2014

The Auckland Niutao Island (Tuvalu) community performs a fatele (dance) at the May 2014 opening of Kolose: The Art of Tuvalu Crochet, an exhibition at Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku. A distinctive feature of the Niutao Island dance costume is their gatu kolose (crocheted tops). The dancers are, front row, left to right: Moevale Tila, Puapapae Papau, Malama Sione and Melelusi Tepapauoatua; back row: Fulu Fomai, Pitaani Patelika (obscured), Sinoi F. Sione and Lakena Tepapauoatea. The singers are, front row: Tepae Keakea, Solomona Matagi (obscured) and Alefata Kauapi; back row: Tapaaki Fakamilo, Paipule Taalo, Siatunu Nofoaiga and Lepele Tauasili. 

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Auckland Council
Photograph by Sam Hartnett

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Kolokesa U. Māhina-Tuai, 'Pacific arts in New Zealand - Pacific grassroots arts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/46079/tuvalu-fatele-2014 (accessed 15 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Kolokesa U. Māhina-Tuai, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014