Authentic and handmade with care and love, Tonga’s handicrafts are an accurate expression of the gentle and genuine character of the Kingdom’s people. Explore Tonga’s main produce and craft markets for the best examples, or visit the excellent Langafonua Gallery and Handicraft Centre in downtown Nuku’alofa. Most renowned is beautiful Tongan tapa, known locally as ngatu, elaborately-patterned cloth made from the beaten stem of the mulberry tree. Tapa is a traditional indicator of Tonga wealth, and larger examples of this ancient craft can be up to six metres (20 feet) in length and take many months to create. Larger examples of tapa cloth are still sold in local markets, and smaller versions of this Tongan art are very popular as a beautiful handmade souvenir for many visitors to the Kingdom. Also popular are finely-detailed bone and wood carvings, baskets, and beautiful intricately-crafted pandanus mats, woven to exceptionally high standards with skills developed across many centuries. When you purchase Tongan handicrafts, you’re also buying the history and passion of the proud local artist who created the piece.
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Langafonua Handicrafts Centre.
The Langafonua Handicrafts Centre is ideally located in the heart of Nuku’alofa in Tongatapu and stocks the best range of traditional Tongan handicrafts and fine arts. Craft work is embedded in the To…
The Ark Gallery
The Ark Gallery is the studio, gallery and floating home of self taught artist Sheri and her husband Larry. Sailing into Tonga for the first time in 1983 was like coming home. There was a feeling of …
South Seas Treasures Shop
South Seas Treasures offers the finest traditional artifacts by indigenous People across the Pacific. It follows fair trade practice whilst reviving traditional skills which are at risk of being negle…
Hideaway Nature and Culture tours
The best trekking in the south pacific can be found in ‘Eua. The treks are through rainforest where trees such as the Banyan believed to be over 800 years old grow, pine plantations, along ridges and …
Tapa Craft Gallery
Original antique engravings of Tonga for sale.
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“Amazing original engravings from Captain Cook’s voyages- Reasonably priced”
Most engravings printed 1773 to 1784 and de…
‘Ene’io Botanical Gardens
‘Ene’io Botanical Gardens offers POLYNESIAN CULTURAL TOUR:- This full package offers a truly interactive experience which allows visitors to relive Polynesian yesterdays through guided, on site, live…
Arts of ‘Eua and Handicrafts Shop
Arts of ‘Eua and Handicrafts Shop is a family business owned by the family of Kisione and Kalisi Pakalani with 9 children. Located at their home village Ha’atu’a, ‘Eua. Arts of ‘Eua and Handicrafts S…
Hasata Handicraft, the only handicraft in the island of Ha’apai with the real art of Ha’apai. You can find there most beautiful collections of bones, wood carvings, jewellery, tapa and other Tongan de…