from notes archived at Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai'i
titi = leaf girdle
uha = thick kind of native cloth made of the bark of the masi or jala; filo'u = head
'usu'i = head, synonym of filo'u
fupuga = top of head, crown of head, scalp
'eju = back of the head
The sau wore a belt (malhe) which was woven of fine strips of the sa'aga which is used in making the white mats. This was dyed. The width of the model shown was two inches. The dye was made of ura root and the bark of the fava tree, mixed with water and lime.
The usual dress was the taktakai and the titi. The lavalava of uha in those days was called uha. The present terms of kukuluga etc., are measures of cloth.
There was a hat of sa'a leaves called fa purou rau sahe.
An uha band was often worn around the head to keep the hair up.
taktakai = clothes
fa'purou = hat; sa'a = tree growing to large size, with very large leaves and long straight branches; the bark, at first, is greyish-green and very smooth; bears bunches of small whitish flowers.
kukuluga = lavalava, sulu
vau = kind of bamboo; armea = tree (paper mulberry?), the inner bark of which was formerly used for making cloth; has pointed leaves with serrated edges and a greyish back.
Tofua. This was the white mat kilt worn by the sau and chiefs. The commoners wore ordinary mats.
tofua = girdle made of strips of pandanus leaves (sa'aga) consisting of a wide woven band from which long strips are suspended.
Muleli are two projecting pieces from the tail end of the turtle shell. They were separated from the rest of the shell and worn around the neck or wrists on a string as onaments.