Story: Cook Islanders

Tīvaevae tuitui tataura (4th of 5)

Tīvaevae tuitui tataura

The technique for these quilts, which are not so common, is to crochet together embroidered squares of material which are then sewn onto a backing sheet.

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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/865/tivaevae-tuitui-tataura (accessed 30 November 2020)

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