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From the Kingdom of Tonga and anywhere else I go, collecting things and moments...
island hair don’t care (photo tanya edwards)

island hair don’t care (photo tanya edwards)

fakapale (photo tanya edwards)

fakapale (photo tanya edwards)

maori carving (photo tanya edwards)

maori carving (photo tanya edwards)

The beaches on the western side of Tongatapu are the best place in the world to watch the sun set. This view will never get old! (photo tanya edwards)

The beaches on the western side of Tongatapu are the best place in the world to watch the sun set. This view will never get old! (photo tanya edwards)

worship by the sea (photo tanya edwards)

worship by the sea (photo tanya edwards)

traditional kupesi made from all natural materials by Luisa Fonua (photo tanya edwards)

traditional kupesi made from all natural materials by Luisa Fonua (photo tanya edwards)

Beautiful tapa art by the incredibly talented Luisa Fonua of Tonga. Staff from the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Nuku’alofa last week downloaded this image, photoshopped it into their logo to celebrate International Womens Day, and attempted to pass it off as their own work. Shame on you! Five hundred dollars. Douchebag jar. Now.

Beautiful tapa art by the incredibly talented Luisa Fonua of Tonga. Staff from the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Nuku’alofa last week downloaded this image, photoshopped it into their logo to celebrate International Womens Day, and attempted to pass it off as their own work. Shame on you! Five hundred dollars. Douchebag jar. Now.

ta’ahine talavou. my beautiful tongan niece…

ta’ahine talavou. my beautiful tongan niece…

Malo e Lelei tote bag, handmade in the Kingdom of Tonga. “Buy locally made products and support our economy”. (photo by tanya edwards)

Malo e Lelei tote bag, handmade in the Kingdom of Tonga. “Buy locally made products and support our economy”. (photo by tanya edwards)

'nuff said. (photo tanya edwards)

'nuff said. (photo tanya edwards)