Fakaalofa lahi atu ki a mutolu! Greetings! What does the Niue language sound like?
Tap to listen to Adorra Sifaline Misikea, @geofflynnmisikea, read her story about kahoa hihi – neck garlands from Niue Island. Here is the translation of what she is saying:
“The beautiful kahoa hihi of Niue Island. The kahoa hihi is a beautiful Niuean neck garland made from strands of tiny distinctively yellow snail shells. They are often worn by women at weddings and celebrations and during cultural performances. Men also wear the kahoa hihi as part of their performance costume.”
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Shared by aucklandmuseum (Auckland Museum) and selected for Art.