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  • Other Name

    Sandals (English)

  • Description

    Tagava'e. Sandals. Tagava'e are used to wear whilst climbing coconut trees for better grip and for protection of the feet. They are also worn as reef sandals when on the reef for the protection of the feet against the sharp rocks and coral. This pair of tagava'e are woven from thick strips of processed fau (hibiscus) fibre. It is woven into a thick rectangular shape with a loop at the front and two strips on the back end to secure to the foot.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    10 Nov 1992
  • Other Id

    54330 (ethnology)

  • Department
Tagava'e, 1992.304, 54330, Cultural Permissions Apply

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