Story: Cook Islanders

Tīvaevae quilts (1st of 5)

Tīvaevae quilts

This tīvaevae ta‘orei, a quilt made from many small pieces of material sewn into a pattern, was made by a Cook Islands woman and given to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, in 1995. Common designs in this type of quilt are uati (diamonds), paka‘onu (hexagons) and stars.

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Carl Walrond, 'Cook Islanders - Culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/862/tivaevae-quilts (accessed 25 November 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015