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Body Arts: Tatau and Ta Moko | Maori and Samoan Perspectives

Watch on Vimeo In this excellent presentation, Maori artist George Nuku and Samoan artist Rosanna Raymond talk about the significance of traditional Polynesian tattoo designs and some of the stories behind them. Runtime: 18 min.

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Peopling of the Pacific: A Holistic Anthropological Perspective

on researchgate.net Drawing on a multi-disciplinary approach, a scholarly look at the timeline associated with the expansion of people out of southea...

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In Fiji, Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like a Sperm Whale Tooth

The giving of tabuas is very much still alive and a part of Fijian culture. By Serena Solomon.

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Shifting Patterns: Pacific Barkcloth Clothing

In the islands of the Pacific, barkcloth is made by beating the inner bark of trees into sheets, which can then be used to make clothing and other th...

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Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia

Curator Michael Gunn from the National Gallery of Australia explains Atua, the sacred gods of Polynesia. Runtime: 9 min.

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South Sea Tales

on archive.org Originally published in 1911, a collection of eight compelling stories drawn from the author's adventures sailing throughout the islan...

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Pacific Worlds: A History of Seas, Peoples and Cultures

on Amazon A single-volume history of the Pacific tracing the global interactions and remarkable peoples that have connected these regions with each o...

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How to Read Oceanic Art

on Amazon The author, a Metropolitan Museum curator, analyzes the most illustrative Oceanic pieces from the museum's collection—including lively pa...

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