My ethnicity is Samoan. The Samoan culture is very well known and is an amazing but small island.There are many traditions and many popular categories in my culture. The islands of samoa are made up by two main islands by the name of Upolu and Savai’i. From these two islands there are four more smaller islands which surround the landmasses.
Samoa has many traditional clothes,most commonly known as a Puletasi which are worn by many women. A puletasi is a matching skirt and tunic which both have the same design/patterns on it. Other clothes like the lavalava are also an important part of the samoan culture. This type of clothing can be worn by both women and men.
As well as the clothing,tattoos are also a special part in our culture. Most common and most popular tattoos in samoa are Malu’s and a Sogaimiti. In Samoa there are different types of ways to tattoo but the traditional way is to dip cutting tools into black ink.Then the samoan tattoo artist would begin the process of applying the ink to your skin. It is known to be a very painful process so beware when wanting to have a tattoo in samoa.
In Samoa, food are highly the most important source of the samoan culture and living. There are many traditional recipes which are extremely delicious. The Samoan cultural food are not heavily spiced and are often made out of coconut cream and milk. In the Samoan Culture there are also staple foods like Taro,Bananas and Fish. Just to name a few. Too cook these types of foods there is a samoan stove. It is known as a umu and it is an underground stove used by volcanic lava rocks.
Samoa is a beautiful and amazing island,I hope you enjoy my piece of writing. I also hope you had a little glimpse of my home.