Tongan Culture

Stock Photography By Doris Miocinovic

Tonga is a South Pacific island country with very friendly, vibrant culture, and kind and healthy people. Traditions include tapa cloth (ngatu) making from paper-mulberry tree (hiapo) for clothing and decoration, and colorful patterns on lively sarong designs.

Tapa cloth decoration
Tapa cloth decoration
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Tongan woman greeting a child
Tongan woman greeting a child
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Tongan sarongs
Tongan sarongs
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Tongan man blowing shell
Tongan man blowing shell
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Image Details for Tongan Culture

1. Tapa cloth decoration. Tongan tapa cloth, or ngatu made out of paper-mulberry tree, or hiapo, used as an interior decoration.

2. Tongan woman greeting a child. Tongan woman greeting a Caucasian child by placing a green hand-made head-band on his head. Photo taken at Polynesian Cultural Center, Hawaii.

3. Tongan sarongs. Colorful collection of Tongan sarongs with various patterns.

4. Tongan man blowing shell. Tongan man blowing shell. Photo taken at Polynesian Cultural Center, Hawaii.

 

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