Beautiful Samoa

From top left: With my amazing parents, luau being prepared for an umu, the fish market, storng young men at Vanya's Gallery cafe weaving a star, with Mele Mauala from UN Women Samoa and a star weave community at Vanya's gallery cafe, downtown Apia, Samoa. 2016 Every time I look at pictures of Samoa, I get emotional. This place holds so much memory and happiness and simplicity for me. Earlier this year, my mother made the move back to Samoa to help look after my grandmother. I think this is such an honourable part of our culture, to give your elderly full time care. Of course, back in the day, this was a normal thing to do. You just did it. It's been incredible seeing my mother look after he

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The One Million Stars project acknowledges the traditional owners and continuing custodians of the lands and waters where we weave, live and play. We give our respect to elders past, present and emerging.


THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the 2018 One Million Stars installation a reality. We did it! And it was BEAUTIFUL & POWERFUL!

The One Million Stars to End Violence project continues and is an ongoing international weaving movement created in 2012 by Pasifika weaving artist and entrepreneur, Maryann Talia Pau.

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