Thursday, August 16, 2012

In Samoa, kava is drunk at all important gatherings and ceremonies.
The kava is prepared by a group of people called aumaga. 
It is brought to each participant by the tautua'ava, or 'ava server, in the order proscribed by the tufa'ava, or 'ava distributor. 
Usually, the highest chief of the visiting party is served first, followed by the highest chief of the host party, and then service proceeds based on the rank of the rest of the participants. 
The drink is served in a polished coconut half. 
The overall ceremony is highly ritualized, with specific gestures and phrases to be used at various times.

For more photos of this Samoan Kava Bowl Cake, CLICK HERE

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