How to Make Tongan Tapa Cloth (Ngatu)

Tapa-Making in Kaloni's Kava HutTapa-making is a traditional art form found all across Oceania, but due to the labor-intense nature of its production, the craft has largely ceased in many countries.   Serendipitously,  Tonga remains one of the few places where it is still made, and the market for its product now extends beyond the Kingdom to other Pacific nations such as Fiji. Continue reading