Chief performing a tabu dance - Maewo island

This photo is a rarety for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that I was allowed to take it at all.

All of the chiefs of Koiovo village in central Maewo performed a tabu dance at the end of our stay there. Usually these events are closed to outsiders and photography is strictly prohibited. This man was one of the two lead dancers, a position that probably took him most of his life to attain.

November 2005


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