Statement Koloa

The pieces in this collection are made from ngatu and tapa that have been gifted to our family through our close ties with our local Tongan community across Auckland, Tonga, and the wider Pacific. The exchange of koloa is part of the traditional life cycle of ngatu and tapa.

We repurpose these wonderful works of ngatu art when they are no longer fit for exchange at birthdays, weddings and other important milestones. They then start their new life, transformed into personal adornments that connect you with a long cultural history.

There are six pieces in our Statement Koloa Collection. Each one-of-a-kind piece is named after five of our muse/matriarch's sisters, and their mother, Kalisi. Like their namesakes these are powerful, timeless pieces which can be passed down from generation to generation, connecting your family to the story and life cycle of the ngatu that brought it into being.

Each piece sold contributes to supporting female social enterprise in the Kingdom of Tonga.

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