Lalava --- Fale Pasifika

Lalava --- Fale Pasifika

We have shown sculptures by Filipe Tohi in earlier posts (here and here and here). Filipe, of Tongan origin, is also a master of the traditional Oceanic art of lashing, the lalava. The examples here come from the Fale Pasifika at the University of Auckland, a space that is inspired by traditional meeting houses, but on a larger scale.…