|Subject:||Cook Islands quilting|
|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 nineteenthcentury, 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.|
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