CEREMONIAL USE OF COOK ISLANDS TIVAIVAI

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Header Image source: https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/learn/for-educators/teaching-resources/cook-islands-language-week-resource Tivaivai are valuable in ritual exchanges which mark family ‘life’ events, and other gifting events which draw people together through family and social networks.  Tivaivai mark and recall these events through their patterns and convey ideas about place, culture and history.  Tivaivai are steeped with social and cultural importance. Part of […]

Tivaivai innovator calls it a day

Thursday September 21, 2017 Written by Chris Taylor source link: http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/local/item/65965-tivaivai-innovator-calls-it-a-day Even after 40 years of sewing, Maria Keri Edgar (nee Herman), 79, has been coming up with innovative new ideas for her tivaivai. And, now that she is even receiving international attention, she is retiring at the peak of her artistic career. She has […]