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Samoan Proverb: Ua solo le falute

Samoan Proverb: Ua solo le falute — The bundle of mats has fallen into disarray. When a number of mats are to be stored away, they are gathered up evenly and rolled into a bundle. If new mats are to be added the bundle must be undone or the mats will then fall into disorder. Upu fa'anoanoa or alofa: The former concord/harmony is at an end. The word "falute" originally referred only to mats; it is now also applied to other things that must be gathered up evenly. [Manuatele Community Worldwide]