Fale (pronounced fah-leh) is Samoan for house and is characterised by an oval or circular shape, with wooden posts holding up a domed roof. Fales have no walls and a skeleton frame base.
The fale is lashed and tied together with an ʻafa, a plaited rope handmade from dried coconut fibre. The ʻafa is woven tight in complex patterns around the wooden frame, and binds the entire construction together, much like Samoan tight-knit families.
The interiors of fales can be pretty intricate with central pillars and curved rafters and the floors are usually sectioned especially in cultural community buildings.
A fale’s use and function are linked closely to the Samoan system of social organisation, the Fa'amatai chiefly system.
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