Traditional costume including the piupiu and tipare is worn by members of concert groups (also known as kapa haka groups, cultural entertainers or theatre groups) at many different events around New Zealand.
In Hawaii grass skirts are worn as part of their traditional hula costume. Historically hula costume consisted of a lei, a grass skirt, and ankle bracelets. This dress was used during the hula dance, the traditional Hawaiian dance.
Lei is a garland or wreath. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian culture is a wreath of flowers presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection.
This hand painted wooden Japanese block family introduces Japanese culture and the concept of family. The father measures 9cm, and is made from sustainably sourced timber. The mother wears a Kimono and the father wears a suit.
Experience the infectious, hip-shaking rhythms of Zouk, Soca and Reggae! Join us on a Caribbean cruise to Martinique, Barbados, Haiti and Jamaica. This happy, upbeat CD will keep you moving with the mix of sounds and instruments of the Caribbean.
A simple 6 piece wooden puzzle from the Children of the World Tuzzles range. The puzzle depicts a Maori girl, wearing a pari (bodice) and tipare (headband) with Taniko design, as well as a piu piu (flax skirt). She is holding two red poi (balls on string) in her hands.