The Art of Tivaevae: Traditional Cook Islands Quilting

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University of Hawaii Press, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 132 pages
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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 form that has become an integral part of local life and culture.

In this lavishly illustrated book, Island women talk about their tivaevae--how they are sewn, the ideas that go into each design, and the future of tivaevae.

 

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