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Siapo mamanu

Le Taupou Manaia dancer
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Le Taupou Manaia Dance Academy opened the Utah Pacific Fashion show in Salt Lake City on July 29, displaying their  “American Samoa line of Siapo Mamanu.” Unique designs of the siapo mamanu were made famous by American Samoa’s renowned siapo (tapa) artist, the late Mrs....
Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata, Curator Elizabeth Curtis (center) and Tony Meredith
Washington D.C. — On Thursday Congresswoman Uifaatali Amata Radewagen received an original Siapo mamanu that was made especially for her by local artists Su'a Uilisone Wilson FItiao and Reggie Meredith Fitiao. They had showcased the siapo in an art exhibition at the Pearce Green Gallery in New York...