Samoan ceremonial dancer, [ca 1890s]
Reference Number: PA1-q-223-38-1
Samoan female ceremonial dancer, taken by Thomas Andrew during the 1890s
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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