Pareo, Bora-Bora

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  • Gauguin Handpainted Pareo
    Gauguin Handpainted Pareo
    by nicolettart
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    Pareo
    by Helga67
  • Pareo
    by holligolytly
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    Boutique Gauguin: Handpainted Gauguin Pareo

    by nicolettart Updated May 30, 2003

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    Gauguin Handpainted Pareo

    The main shopping area is the village of Vaitape. However, I did not really buy anything there, and found shops along the main road outside Vaitape(I can't say off the beaten path because on BB there is only one "path"!).I bought great Gauguin pareos (huge!) at the Boutique Gauguin. You can't miss it , the giant cutout of Gauguin screams tourist trap, but I couldn't resist and did end up buying artsy souvenirs, including tapa cloth,small woodcarvings, and those great batiks of Gauguin paintings (not made on BB, but who cares). I also recall buying local fabric at a shop nearby along the same road, cheaper than in Vaitape.

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    Local clothes

    by Helga67 Updated Jun 11, 2004

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    Pareo

    All around the island you will find little shops where you can buy the local sarong, called pareo in Polynesia. They come in different bright colours and are easy to wear.

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    Buy a Pareo

    by holligolytly Written Feb 15, 2003

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    You will find so many beautiful pareos. They can be worn so many different ways, on men and women. You can use the as table cloths or wall hangings too.

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