Textiles Selfportrait - 1 series  © Photo Maud Betton  Editing by Orama Nigou

A Coffee With Orama Nigou

I met Polynesian artist and designer Orama Nigou while researching an object recently identified as a possible fragment of the so-called Wallis maro ‘ura. Maro ‘ura are sacred belts made out of tapa—beaten inner bark cloth—and covered with feathers, once worn by the greatest chiefs of some of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. [...]

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