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Mat weaving, like tapa making, performs a vital half within the on a regular basis lifetime of the individuals. Ladies collect into small teams to assist one another with the weaving and can usually be discovered singing or speaking to maintain themselves from tiring.
Huge portions of mats are woven and historically introduced at births, weddings, funerals, and different particular events. Fantastic mats are probably the most treasured possessions in Tongan households.
Along with utilizing mats for sensible family functions, comparable to ground coverings and bedding, the individuals of Tonga put on mats is aware of as ‘ta’ovala’ across the waist as an indication of respect. This tradition is alleged to have originated from historical occasions when males, on coming back from lengthy voyages at sea, would reduce the mat sails of their canoes and canopy their nakedness previous to showing earlier than their chief. At present the ‘kiekie’ primarily worn by ladies is a simplified model of the ta’ovala. Finely woven ta’ovala are notably treasured and are handed down from era to era, some courting again tons of of years.
There are 4 species of the pandanus that are generally used for weaving – all of which differ in color and texture. They’re ‘paongo’ (brown), ‘tofua’ (white), ‘kie’ (white), and ‘tapahina’ (white or brown).…