Discovering Cook Islands heritage through tivaevae quilts
Found out one of my followers is a very talented artist and filmmaker and one of her recent projects is this exciting documentary: Spirit of Tivaevae.
Cook Island artist/filmmaker, Melodie Turori focuses on Cook
Island style of quilting, called Tivaevae. As the website states, “Quilting was first introduced to the Cook Islands women by missionaries in the early 1800s. Once the islanders learned how to sew and embroider, they quickly made quilting into a unique art all their own. While they may be made by a solo artist, tivaevae are also created in local women’s groups, where friends gather to swap news and stitches.”
Check out the trailer! I think they still may be accepting donations too
Thank you for posting our link @womenpacific! We are definitely still accepting donations. :) We also have a Tumblr blog with lots of Cook Islands beauty: spiritoftivaevae.
Mahalo nui loa!