A Little Film about Tivaevae: Cook Islands Quilting

Location:Cook Islands
Subject:Cook Islands quilting
Length:24 minutes
Format:1/2-inch VHS
Year Released:1995
Producer:BBCTV/Open University
Distributor:The Media Guild
Library Code:Macmillan Brown, University of Canterbury, 00/61 (MB)
Description:The art and culture of making a tivaevae (quilt). While they use skills probably first introduced to the Pacific by missionary wives in the nineteenth century, they also draw on ideas about art and design which predate European contact. Tivaevae are prized possessions and often are used as gifts on significant occasions such as weddings, funerals and other rites of passage. They are a form of wealth created and transacted by women.
Record No:2781
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