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O le Vaofilifili o Samoa

O le Vaofilifili o Samoa

Seipua is an 11"x17" original oil painting on Canvas. She was a taulasea,a Samoan medicine woman who was well known for her knowledge of Samoan herbal medicine as well as Samoan fofo.

Seipua is an original oil painting on Canvas. She was a taulasea,a Samoan medicine woman who was well known for her knowledge of Samoan herbal medicine as well as Samoan fofo.

This painting 'Poto Tele' is named for in honor of the skilled craftsmen and women who built and used the Samoan Alia a double hulled sail boat, the Fa'alaufa'i the war club, and the Siapo (a.k.a. tapa) chosen for this painting. The tightness and lines throught this painting are to remind the viewer of the skill and craftmanship that went into the construction of these items, while the loose siapo design on the end is placed to show the printwork of siapo.

This painting 'Poto Tele' is named for in honor of the skilled craftsmen and women who built and used the Samoan Alia a double hulled sail boat, the Fa'alaufa'i the war club, and the Siapo (a.k.a. tapa) chosen for this painting. The tightness and lines throught this painting are to remind the viewer of the skill and craftmanship that went into the construction of these items, while the loose siapo design on the end is placed to show the printwork of siapo.

Nifo Oti Painting 16" x 20" original oil painting on Canvas. This is a smaller version of the Poto Tele painting but with a small Nifo Oti "Death Teeth" warclub. The Nifo Oti is the war club that was used in acient battles, now it is known best for being the warclub that was lit on fire for the Siva Afi (Samoan Fire Knife Dance).

Nifo Oti painting painting by Jon Apisa at Pasefika Designs

Perenise is a 11"x17" original oil on canvas. This woman was a strong foundation for her Samoan Aiga, family. The portrait shows her character, her inner strength.

Perenise is a original oil on canvas. This woman was a strong foundation for her Samoan Aiga, family. The portrait shows her character, her inner strength.