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The Art of Tivaevae: Traditional Cook Islands Quilting

Rongokea, Lynnsay

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ISBN 10: 0824825020 / ISBN 13: 9780824825027
Published by University of Hawaii Press, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0824825020 As new. Cloth 4to. Beautifully illustrated with color photos of the quilts and of the women who make them. 132pp. 1st ed. > Language: English | > Size: 4to | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-11562

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Title: The Art of Tivaevae: Traditional Cook ...

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

About the Author:

Lynnsay Rongokea, a New Zealand-born Cook Islander, is of Ngati Maoate and Ngati Te Akareva descent. She is known in the Pacific region for her work with Pacific arts and music festivals, and as a human rights educator. She was the Cook Islands 'Woman of the Year' in 2000 in the category of International Affairs. Lynnsay lives on Rarotonga. John Daley has been a professional photographer for the past 40 years. Based in Auckland, he specialises in photographing people for advertising and corporate design clients, and his work has illustrated numerous books, including his anthology, Good as Gold (2002) and his collection of black-and-white images of 1960s and 70s Auckland and Wellington, Big Smoke (2004).

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