Fa’alelegapepe is a cultural process of showcasing new fine mats woven within the cooperation of Women’s Committee in villages. Since the public strengthening of the art of weaving, this cultural process has also been revived; women involved in the weaving process walk the streets singing, chanting, and dancing while holding their fine mats in display. Photographs by Sina Ah Poe
Samoa skips dateline: America Samoa now the last place on earth to see the sunset
As Samoa skips across the international deadline to bring it closer in time to Australia, American Samoa has become the last place on earth to see the sunset.
Samoan Chiefs - 1870s
Samoan Islands, Apia, Chiefs (1870s) The photographer was G. Riemer, the paymaster of the SMS Hertha who took many stereoviews during the journey of the "Hertha" to East Asia and the Islands in the South Pacific. (1874 - 1877)
Samoan Proverb – Sorted like a fishing net in the morning | One Samoana
As the heart of the Pacific ocean, it makes sense that so many of Samoa's alagaupu & muagagana (proverbs & idioms) use the imagery of fishing. Like this one: O le upega e fili i le po, 'ae tatala i le ao Its literal translation: The fishing net is knotted (or braided) at night, but opened (or untangled) in the morning/day. Dr Schultz explains that after night fishing, fishermen would hang their nets ...