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National Park of American Samoa cultural designs in nature series


Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fa'a-laupaogo is one of the most popularly used Samoan tapa/ siapo and tattoo designs. The design signifies the cultural significant of the pandanus (laupaogo) plant in Samoa.

The leaves of the laupaogo are often used for weaving handicrafts, the fruits are edible and when dried are used as paintbrushes, and the roots have medicinal purposes.

The National Park of American Samoa has a series on the origins in nature for these cultural designs.  See more on their Facebook page: NPamericansamoa