The Beauty of Crowning Glory

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Our salon opened from 5am to 8am for clients on the 54th Samoa Independence Day Celebration  I thought about hairstyles and fashion (the traditional wears) worn by our ancestors...but not just that,

The look of our modern day Taupou

The look of our modern day Taupou

I considered the sacrifice of women, men, families of the Mau to gain our freedom...my thoughts were interrupted by the lights of speeding cars going past the salon to the ceremony

Women took over once the men had to go into hiding ....they had to sneak food and supplies to their husbands during the Mau movement

Women took over once the men had to go into hiding ....they had to sneak food and supplies to their husbands during the Mau movement

The Selu Tuiga or Comb worn by women
The Selu Tuiga or Comb worn by women
Women took over once the men had to go into hiding ....they had to sneak food and supplies to their husbands during the Mau movement
Women took over once the men had to go into hiding ....they had to sneak food and supplies to their husbands during the Mau movement
The look of our modern day Taupou
The look of our modern day Taupou

Pride and gratefulness are the feelings I have when I contemplate Samoa’s Independence Day.  

The Selu Tuiga or Comb worn by women

The Selu Tuiga or Comb worn by women

Grateful that our forefathers had the courage and determination to pursue freedom for themselves, their children and country for generations ahead...this pictorial represents beautiful Samoan Women who have paved the way for the youth of today    

 

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