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Ulafala
Ulafala
Ulafala
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Ulafala

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'Ulafala is most often worn by Samoan tulafale (orator chiefs). In the context of oratory performances, 'ulafala are important markers of social status. In other social and ceremonial situations, they can help identify a special guest or simply act as an attractive adornment.

'Ulafala are made from segments of the pandanus fruit described by botanists as carpels, phalanges, or keys. The color of the fruit spans a range from yellow through to orange and red when ripe. Red is a color associated with high rank. This 'ulafala has been painted bright red, making it difficult to miss at any ceremony or function.

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