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Making Tivaivai:  Teremoana George arranging a new pattern on the background

Tivaevae can be considered ceremonial cloths. The making of tivaivai, similar to cotton quilts, may be seen as the most important art and craft skill still practiced in the Cook Islands.

Royal Crown with Fans, circa 1930.  Collection of Quilt Appraiser Nora Mohr.  Photo by Quilt Inspiration

Royal Crown with Fans, circa Hawaiian quilt. Collection of Quilt Appraiser Nora Mohr. Photo by Quilt Inspiration

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