Can you image a stage full of Toa warriors dressed like this? The power (mana) would be overwhelming, not to mention the photo ops. Whether there is a need for a chief to look more the part or if you want your entire group outfitted, this is a great choice for your Tahitian dance mens costume.
Included in the Toa costume is the headdress (taupo'o), feathered cape (tahei), hand tassles (i'i) and men's dance wild hibiscus (more) skirt. This is a costume that commands attention.
The headdress main feature is the tall plume of cock feathers that create a full vibrant crown. With the polished mother-of-pearl shells and raffia embellishments, the headdress comes together with the velcro backed fabric headband.
The feathered cape (tahei) is a striking addition to the costume. Anciently, the feathered cape was not used in dancing costumes, mostly because of the practicalities. This modern version is much lighter than the traditionally hot and heavy ancient versions. Mother-of-pearl shells placed around the neckline complete the cape.
A standard more skirt for men is included in the costume. This is usually trimmed to the knees or just below the knees. We leave the length for you to cut to your preference. The hipband is adorned with matching tassles and shells.
Last but not least is the boars tusk necklace. The necklace is strung with handwoven coconut fibers. A traditional trophy of an ancient Polynesian hunter.
Creative customizations are also possible. Just let us know what you'd like and Pola will work it out.
Toa Men's Tahitian Dance costume includes:
1. Mens More Skirt
3. Feathered Cape
Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.
Signature Delivery required.
No refunds on customized costumes.
Design may be adapted for groups to include variations if desired.
Contact us for quote for more than 10 costumes.
More skirt is left uncut to allow for dancer to adjust to personal preference when fitted to comfort on hips. Skirt includes heavy duty hook and eyes secure and velcro band to attach hip band.
* If special requirements/customizations are needed, please advise in the comments field at checkout.
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