Tivaivai

    SKU: cmc25800

    £25.00 Members' price *

    About

    Quilts generically known as tivaivai have been produced by women in the Cook Islands, the Hawaiian Islands, the Society Islands and elsewhere in Eastern Polynesia since the late 19th century, where they were a substitute for bark- cloth but also used in ways deeply invested in the new context of Christian domesticity. In the Cook Islands, quilts are stitched to be given away at funerals, at weddings and other events marking stages of loss and severance in the life of a person. Although often kept for years in trunks far away from the homeland as a result of the migrant diaspora, the quilt and its threads connect those who have been parted. Written from both an anthropological and an artistic perspective, this book examines the visual and cultural characteristics that have made the Polynesian quilt one of the most stunning and captivating art-forms to emerge from the Pacific.

    Specification

    Product code: cmc25800
    Price category: £25 to £50
    Edited by: Dr Susanne Küchler
    ISBN: 9780714125800
    Number of pages: 144
    llustrations: 100 colour
    Publication date: 13-07-2009
    Weight: 0.669kg
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