Malo e lelei!!! The beautiful Kingdom of Tonga proudly presents the ngatu. Ngatu is a traditional cloth made from the bark of the mulberry tree. It has been the treasure of our ancestors and today it is still one of our prestige, traditional and cultural wealth. Ngatu is used in gift-giving and other traditional rituals. It is a sign of respect but significantly, is a cultural wealth of our people.
Photo courtesy of Melemanu Fiu Bloomfield, Taimi Media Network and Ministry of Internal Affairs Photo Collection
Koka'anga Group: Afa Koka'anga Group, Hala Maumau Koula Koka'anga Group and Nukuhetulu Koka'anga Group.
Movie by Hala Maumau Koula Koka'anga.
Filmed and edited by Malani Wolfgram
Short clip by Nukuhetulu Koka'anga Group
Filmed by Tevita Tu'akipulotu Ma'u.
Text written by Tevita Tu'akipulotu Ma'u and Milika Pomana, Ministry of Internal Affairs - Culture and Youth Division.
Photographer and Exhibition created by Tevita Tu'akipulotu Ma'u.
Edited by Ministry of Internal Affairs - Culture and Youth Division, Tonga