Story: Cook Islanders

Tīvaevae tātaura (3rd of 5)

Tīvaevae tātaura

This type of quilt is similar to the tīvaevae manu (appliqué type). The patterns are embroidered first, and then sewn onto the contrasted background using hemming stitches or embroidered fancy stitches.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: FE11717
Mixed media by Mere Tepaeru Tereora

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Cook Islanders - Culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/864/tivaevae-tataura (accessed 9 July 2020)

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