Siapo Mamanu
This piece is 4 by 8 feet.

Siapo Mamanu
This large Mamanu is 4 by 8 feet.

MARY JEWETT PRITCHARD 1905-1992

1965 Mamanu
This large Mamanu is 4 by 8 feet.



1972 Mamanu
This 4'x8' work was created by Mary for her grand children.

1982 Mamanu
This piece is one by three feet.

1981 Mamanu
This large Mamanu is 4 by 8 feet.

1958 Upeti
This piece was designed by Mary Pritchard but was carved by a Tongan from the leaf of a dining room table.

1972 Mamanu
This large Mamanu is 4 by 8 feet.



Siapo Mamanu
This is a two by two foot piece.



1929 Mamanu
This was only the 2nd Siapo ever created by Mary Pritchard. Her first fell apart when she tried to remove it from the board.

1980 Mamanu
This large Mamanu is 4 by 8 feet.

1981 Mamanu
This large Mamanu is 4 by 8 feet.

Siapo Mamanu
This piece is 4 by 8 feet.

1970 Mamanu
This piece is one by three feet.

1964 Upeti
This piece was carved on the back of the 1939 piece.

1972 Mamanu
This large Mamanu is 4 by 8 feet.



Master Siapo maker Mary Jewett Pritchard was born in 1905 to Felesita and Joseph Jewett. Mary is considered by many to be the force that brought Siapo back from the brink of extinction. Mary grew up with Siapo all around her. In 1927 she started a very successful business exporting other artists' Siapo. Her business not only exposed thousands of people around the world to Siapo, it also provided a significant financial incentive for Siapo artists to continue creating and teaching the craft. Mary did not create her own first piece until 1929. Mary continued to create and export thousands of Siapo until World War II. Shipping restrictions ended the booming export business, however, the impact Mary had made was formidable. Mary continued to create and teach Siapo until her death in 1992. Her efforts and contribtutions will never be forgotton.

1981 Mamanu
This large Mamanu is 4 by 8 feet.

1939 Upeti
This is one of the few boards carved by Mary Pritchard. The back was carved in 1963 and is displayed next.