Samoan tattooist Tyla Vaeau goes through different symbols of the Malu and explains each of their significant meanings.
She explores some different interpretations of the meanings of these age old symbols and the importance that they hold in Samoan culture.
The work of many different tufuga are seen in this video, including the beautiful Malu created by: Le Aiga Sa Su’a dynasty of tatau artists, Li’aifaiva Malofie and Su’a Faumuina Tupou Su’a from Gagaifo, Lefaga who created the beautiful measina of Tupe Lualua as seen in this piece.
‘Cultural Refresh’ is a series that explores Moana cultural practices and taonga, presented for our new generations of young Pasifika people. -