Sina and the Tuna Legend DKP07

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    • Acrylic on Canvas
    • Hair made from wild hibiscus fibre
    • Necklace cattle bone Pu’a seed
    • Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth): 38 x 56 x 2 cm

    Of the most famous of Samoan Legends is that of Sina and the Tuna. Having fallen in love with the Beautiful Island Maiden Sina, the Tuna (Eel) followed here wherever she went. Even from Upolu to Savaii where she sought to flee from the Tuna.


    Resolute and undeterred even in the face of death, the Tuna told Sina to allow his life to be taken and to bury his body in the ground. There he would take the form of the coconut fruit (with two eyes and mouth) and there he would be able to kiss Sina as she drank from the fruit.


    The Production here catches the moment Sina, frustrated and afraid of the persistent Tuna, has uttered her famous line as the Tuna follows her to Savaii.