Langafonua Gallery & Handicrafts Centre


The Langafonua Gallery and Handicrafts Centre is located in the heart of Nuku’alofa, and stocks the best range of traditional Tongan handicrafts and fine arts.

Available are a range of unique handmade items such as traditional tapa cloth and tapa crafts, woven crafts, Tongan jewellery, shopping bags and baskets, tablemats, trays, kiekie, diaries, fans, coasters, and wood carvings.

These handicrafts are unique, affordable, and are all locally made, reflecting on the proud culture and the heritage of the Kingdom of Tonga.

HM Queen Salote lll established the Langafonua ‘a Fafine Tonga (Women’s Council of Tonga) in 1953 with the vision to “work in one accord” – Ngaue loto taha pe – to ensure a better quality of life for all women of Tonga and their families.

Craft work is embedded in the Tongan culture and the centre was set up to preserve these ancient skills and promote Tongan handicrafts.

Open: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm