Musée de Tahiti et des Îles, Puna’auia, Tahiti Nui.
The traditional sporting competitions (Tu’aro Ma’ohi) of the Heiva festival are based on ancient athletic activities including a javelin-throwing event. In French Polynesia, the target takes the form of a coconut hoisted on a 10-metre pole. From the journey “The Islands of Tahiti, South Pacific”, published on Cartography No.3 / October 2017.
TAHITI. The Polynesian javelin throw
Director Luca De Santis, Music TABU by Christine Ott
Full story on Cartography No. 3 / October 2017