Ngatu or Siapo|Tapa|Kapa|Masi|‘Ote Cloth is produced on many islands in the South Pacific and has particular significance for Tongans and the diaspora.
On any given week-day, the air resonates with the sounds of Ngatu making
foeduck has a 5 part series that covers the history and production process.
The Coconet TV gives us a summary of the importance of Ngatu to Tongans, and the life of a Ngatu in development.
while another group interviewed some of the perspectives of the ngatu makers.
Not only is it possible to make a living in Tonga, it can also enable cultural discussion and a living overseas.
Are those designs really just for aesthetics?
Lauren Thompson published a 3 part series on the production process.