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Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art

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Beautiful Crafts

We walked past this shop when a beautiful Ukelele caught our eye. We went in and received excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
good gallery of original art

Although I did not purchase anything, I found this gallery to have an exceptional collection of... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
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Our Gallery features stunning and unique art pieces gathered from the most talented artists of French Polynesia by Raimana POROI, passionated collector. An amazing collection reflecting Tahiti and her Islands’ rich diversity of styles.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Boulevard Pomare | Front de mer Place Vaiete, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
+689 40 85 39 53
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We walked past this shop when a beautiful Ukelele caught our eye. We went in and received excellent service from the young lady who was in the shop, unfortunately we didnt get her name. She was very helpful. Definitely recommend a visit to this gallery.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

My husband and I were looking for Tahitian crafts or antiques, and came across the shop. We bought a lovely wood carved turtle that had small black pearls inserted into the portion of the shell. The staff was very gracious, and helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Although I did not purchase anything, I found this gallery to have an exceptional collection of carefully created pieces in a variety of media. Pieces are well displayed, and the collection is not overwhelming in size.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank buddy837
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I purchased a beautifully-carved heart-shaped wooden box for my wife's birthday and Anais assisted in having it posted to Australia. The packaging was incredible, in a very strong foam container and the box arrived without damage. Her service was so professional with updates of the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Lots of good displays, featuring a wide variety of interesting items. Good information in several languages. Many good photos. Outside there is a garden area, with many native plant, which is well worth looking at.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Terry T
Reviewed 6 April 2017

After wandering around downtown Papeete for an hour, and looking at all the same junk, we stumbled across this Business, Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art. This was a treasure chest of very unique items from the Tahiti. We where treated like royalty from the minute we...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank blazinjp66
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This little shop on the main road in Papeete, Tahiti is worth a look. Inside is a variety of carvings from native artists in French Polynesia. We wanted to find something that we could carry back on the plane with us, so we found a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Vegas_Desert_Rat
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were in Papeete a couple of days before a Paul Gauguin cruise and luckily stopped into Manua Tahitian Art gallery. Bought a wonderful piece of art. Then returned to the shop after our cruise and purchased more items. Anais and Tahia were fabulous in...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank mwernick
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A great new shop in Papeete! They have very unique inventory. We visit at least twice a year and of course we immediately notice all new shops. We have met the owners years ago on another island, in their pearl farm. They are very very...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this exceptionally fine gallery! We were leaving on a Paul Gauguin cruise and were in Papeete a day early. We came into the gallery on a lark and fell in love with the beautiful pieces of carved art....we ended up making (for us)...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Roving639189
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