The Tifaifai

Caroline tells you about the place of the tīfaifai within Polynesian custom... With its vivid colors, its variegated tiare, its delicate finishing touches and Polynesian style, [...]

The Tifaifai

The Rahui: Myth of Abundance or Cult of Fertility?

Caroline tells you about... The Myth of the Polynesian Eden: If the islands of Tahiti are still seen as Paradise on Earth and rightly so, it is essentially [...]

The Rahui: Myth of Abundance or Cult of Fertility?

The Tamanu Oil : Its Story & Properties

What's in Caroline's purse? Tāmanu ? That doesn’t ring a bell at all… and yet, if you ever came to Tahiti, its peculiar smell might be familiar… You may [...]

The Tamanu Oil : Its Story & Properties

Traditional Weaving : How to Make a Pae’ore Headdress

Traditional weaving according to Caroline... Lounging around on a pē'ue in sunlight, proudly sporting your cute pandanus basket while wandering through the aisles of the market, walking down [...]

Traditional Weaving : How to Make a Pae’ore Headdress

I have tested for you… an immersion in the Hakaui Valley

Nanihi's experience   For the world travelers as well as for us Polynesians, the Marquesas Islands are probably the most fascinating and intimidating islands throughout the 5 Archipelagos. Located [...]

I have tested for you… an immersion in the Hakaui Valley

I have tested for you… the Heiva i Tahiti !

  Caroline tested for you...   More rustling, dancers out of breath, a bead of sweat stooding out on a forehead which drops in the to’ere hurly-burly. The wild [...]

I have tested for you… the Heiva i Tahiti !

The traditional “bonbon cerette”

  Caroline tells you about... The "bonbon cerette"   You’ve been raised with your Skippy Peanut Butter ? Here, in Tahiti, we have been growing up with our traditional « bonbon [...]

The traditional “bonbon cerette”

I have tested for you… the tapa making process !

  Caroline's experience     It’s Sunday, the sun shines bright and in this Heritage Day, I decided to rediscover the polynesian culture and learn an activity which used [...]

I have tested for you… the tapa making process !

The ahima’a

  Caroline tells you about... the ahima'a !   Tama’a ! It’s lunch time… Follow me behind the furnaces and get to discover the genuine preparation of the ahima’a, the [...]

The ahima’a

The Tiki, symbol of Polynesia !

A Tiki is a sculpture endowed with an important spiritual and symbolic force, originating from the Marquesas Islands and usually representing a modified man. The Tiki is a real [...]

The Tiki, symbol of Polynesia !
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