The Art of Tivaevae: Traditional Cook Islands Quilting
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120pp. November 2001
The Art of Tivaevae: Traditional Cook Islands Quilting
Author: Rongokea, Lynnsay; Photographer: Daley, John;
Christian missionaries introduced fabric quilt-making to the Cook Islands more than one hundred years ago. Within a short time, Cook Island women turned the tivaevae (needlework, specifically the making of patchwork quilts by hand) into an art fo
"A popular work for the nonspecialist.... The Art of Tivaevae is a beautiful volume with numerous, excellent color photographs of various quilts and the Cook Islands landscape" --The Contemporary Pacific 15 (2003) (
Author: Rongokea, Lynnsay; Photographer: Daley, John;
Lynnsay Rongokea is a New Zealand-born Cook Islander who has worked with fabric and fiber for more than twenty years. She lives in Rarotonga. John Daley is a professional photographer living in Auckland, New Zealand.
Erratum: Page 12, bottom of second column should read "... Here the women can show their most recent work, study, share and admire each other's design and handiwork. Another opportunity for displaying tivaevae is the tutaka, a c



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