- Molas are simple yoke-type blouses richly decorated by intricate needlework. Mola can mean the blouse that is daily wear for Kuna (sometimes spelled Cu...
- What's On: Drum Masters of the Cook Islands
- And they'll be able to take time to appreciate finely woven crafts or brilliantly patterned and coloured tivaivai (quilts). There will also be food stalls, cultural books, T-shirts and pareu (sarong) commemorating RUTU!.
- Spreading the love
- Literally, tivaivai means ''patches''. But the true meaning lies with the whole, Keni Moeroa tells Bruce Munro. In a back room of Otago Museum, Keni Moeroa is busy unfolding a stack of bed covers.
- Atiu: Land of the Birds
- The writer's aunty, Patikura Jim, a prolific tivaivai (quilt) maker on the island of Atiu. Photo by Brie Zeman. We were descending into the recesses of a coral island.
Tivaivai is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Tivaivai books and related discussion.
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