Kahoa Kakala

A Kahoa Kakala is a special Tongan necklace worn by many at gatherings, celebrations, events and at church. A Kahoa can be made from a wide range of materials, but most importantly, flowers. The Kahoa is presented as a sign beauty and respect and gifted to others to show kindness and ofa (love). Through the weaving of different materials, this creates a connection between the history of Kahoa and for our younger generation to learn about their ancestry.


The process of making a Kahoa is a time for sharing, connection, learning more about the Tongan culture and history, as well as fellowship. Through this time, mothers, fathers, children, elders and our wider families are able to talanoa and continue to share precious Tongan practices for generations to come.