Hiapo: Past and Present in Niuean Barkcloth by Nicholas Thomas. Tapa, or barkcloth, is called 'hiapo' in the language of Niue Island in central Polynesia. The painted hiapo of Niue is a remarkable art that until now has been obscure to all but a few specialists. Hiapo have distinct cultural patterns.

Hiapo: Past and Present in Niuean Barkcloth by Nicholas Thomas. Tapa, or barkcloth, is called 'hiapo' in the language of Niue Island in central Polynesia. The painted hiapo of Niue is a remarkable art that until now has been obscure to all but a few specialists. Hiapo have distinct cultural patterns.

Matavai Resort in Niue provides a complete resort getaway for families, groups and couples.

Matavai Resort in Niue provides a complete resort getaway for families, groups and couples.

FRESH 2013 - INKED WITH NIUEAN ARTIST KENNETH GREEN - YouTube

FRESH 2013 - INKED WITH NIUEAN ARTIST KENNETH GREEN - YouTube

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Tumblr, pack your bags…/ look how far away you would be from everyone you don’t like / #THE STRENGTH OF OUR SHIPS CAN SAIL US THERE / ONWARD MY BRETHREN / TO FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡¡¡ / Now I know what country I’ll plan to take over. / BUT WHAT WOULD OUT LANGUAGE BE? / auhasfgasjdgjsagfjdsggfdhg (fangirl) / what if we all developed australian and british accents // THIS IS TERRIFIC! :D <-- to get there, we could walk 500 miles and walk 500 miles just to be that fan who walked a 1000 miles to…

Niuean children prepare to do a traditional dance

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A Niuean dance group performs a traditional Polynesian dance to welcome tourists.

A Niuean dance group performs a traditional Polynesian dance to welcome tourists.

Niuean food -Food Division for Ear Piercing [Ceremony], Alofi, Niue, 1982/2004 Photo by Josef Lebovic

Niuean food -Food Division for Ear Piercing [Ceremony], Alofi, Niue, 1982/2004 Photo by Josef Lebovic

Little Niuean Girl with Drum

Little Niuean Girl with Drum

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