Hard Head University - OG
“I got to meet Su’a (Sulu’ape Alaiva’a Petelo) for the first time during one of his trips to Hawai’i and he brought with him a gift, an ‘ali (headrest) that he had carved for me. This gift exchange connected us. In Tongan culture, the headrest has great significance and symbolizes the first teachings of an elder passed down to younger individuals.” - Aisea Toetu’u aka Su’a Sulu’ape Toetu’u
‘Ali, Kali, Kala - it’s all the same.
The significance of this history cannot be forgotten.
Ever wonder why your grandparents or great grandparents used books or anything hard as their pillow? This is why.