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1939 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704




1:00 - 3:00 PM

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Su’a T. Wilson Fitiao: Laei of Samoa (Samoan Traditional Tattoo)

Kua’aina Associates
Jun 14, 01:00PM – 03:00PM

Presenter Su`a T. Wilson Fitiao, Tufuga ta Tatau (Samoan Tattoo Master) will share some of the history, format and legacy of the Samoan traditional tattoo and his journey as a Tufuga ta Tatau.

CPIA will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) celebrations scheduled to take place in San Francisco throughout the year, along with the following exhibitions: Oakland Museum’s Pacific Worlds and Royal Hawaiian Featherworks: Na Hulu Ali’i exhibit at the deYoung Museum.

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