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*Pacific arts are objects and events created from fibers, pigments, bone, sea ivory and shell.
*Wood, coral and stone are used as well
* Art helps preserve human history and social continuity as well as remind people of their tradition and heritage-often destroyed after the ritual or event
*Performance is significant in the meaning of Pacific arts-chants, dances, scents, costumes and people of high social status engage all the senses to create a vivid experience & memory
The islands of the eastern Pacific are known as Polynesia, from the Greek for "many islands." Set within a triangle formed by Aotearoa (New Zealand) in the south, Hawaii to the north and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in the east, the Polynesian islands are dotted across the vast eastern Pacific Ocean. Though small and separated by thousands of miles, they share similar environments and were settled by people with a common cultural heritage. The western Polynesian islands of Fiji and Tonga were settled approximately 3,000 years ago, whilst New Zealand was settled as recently as 1200 C.E.
Easter Island is famous for its stone statues of human figures, known as moai (meaning “statue”). The island is known to its inhabitants as Rapa Nui. The moai were probably carved to commemorate important ancestors and were made from around 1000 C.E. until the second half of the seventeenth century. Over a few hundred years the inhabitants of this remote island quarried, carved and erected around 887 moai. The size and complexity of the moai increased over time.