Marquesans - Marquesas Islands
Marquesans | Te Pua O Feani, Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands | French Polynesia, 2016
Traditionally, Marquesans wore clothing made of leaves and grasses, and decorated with animal teeth and beads. Nowadays their skirts are more likely to be made of cloth than grass. Marquesan men and women alike wear a pareu, a colourful sarong skirt wrapped around the waist.
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