1996 Koloa Mamanu
Traditional Samoan Dress.

Marylyn was born in 1928 in American Samoa. She was exposed to Siapo at an early age by her mother, renowned Siapo artist Mary Pritchard. Marylyn carried the torch passed to her by her mother and was a driving force to keep the art alive. Not only did she pass on the legacy of Siapo to her daughters, she also has taught Siapo to thousands of students over the years. Marylyn passed away in 2007 but her legacy lives on.


2002 'Elei
This three by five foot 'Elie was created using a carved wood Upeti.

2001 Mamanu
This piece is 2 by 2 feet.

2002 'Elei
This three by five foot 'Elie was created using a carved wood Upeti.



2002 Mamanu
This is a one by one foot piece.


2002 'Elei
This four by four foot 'Elei was created using a carved wood Upeti.

2002 'Elei
This three by five foot 'Elei was created using a carved wood Upeti.

1999 Ofu Siapo 'Elei
Traditional Samoan Dress.

Marylyn Pritchard Walker

1998 Kaloa Mamanu
Traditional Samoan Dress.

Lavalava: Traditional Clothing
This wrap around is an example of Siapo being used in tradtional clothing.

2000 Mamanu
This piece is four by four feet.

1999 'Elei
This piece is 1 by 3 feet.

2002 Mamanu
This is a one by one foot piece.

2002 'Elei
This three by five foot 'Elie was created using a carved wood Upeti.



2002 Mamanu
This is a one by one foot piece.

2001 'Elei
This two by four foot 'Elei was created using a carved wood Upeti.