Digitised Image

Samoan ceremonial dancer, [ca 1890s]

Reference Number: PA1-q-223-38-1

Samoan female ceremonial dancer, taken by Thomas Andrew during the 1890s

Key terms:
1 image, related to Thomas Andrew, Samoans - Arts and crafts, Clothing and dress - Samoa and Women, Samoan.

Part of:
Smith album 2, Reference Number PA1-q-223 (19 digitised items)
Smith, Stephenson Percy:Maori and Polynesian photographs, Reference Number PAColl-3089 (40 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Vertical imageSingle photograph

Historical Notes: The costume worn by this woman are only worn by women who are called Taupou (queen) or a female from a particular family whose role it is to dance at a ceremony. Not everone wears the headpiece which is called a tuiga.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures996. Samoa(PFP-015264)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: Samoan warrior

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