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Tivaivai

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...

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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.
Thousand–Year History of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand

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