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ID: 700001755Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Tīvaevae ta'örei (patch work quilt) (quilts; Unknown (ca. 1900s); 1900s; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; FE011982)
Note: Tīvaevae are treasured quilts made by women in the Cook Islands. Tīvaevae are made from brightly coloured fabrics, and designs can include geometric shapes, flower and animal designs - though animal or bird shapes are considered unlucky on a bedspread. While tīvaevae serve a practical purpose, they are used as decorations and, more importantly, presented as gifts at important occasions such as weddings, funerals, pakoti'anga rauru (boy's haircutting ceremonies), receptions for church ministers and, among New Zealand Cook Islanders, 21st birthday parties, gifts to VIPs and dearly loved people in the family and the community.
Titles:
Tīvaevae ta'örei (patch work quilt) (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
quilts [300197990] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Furnishings (Hierarchy Name), furnishings (artifacts), <furnishings by form or function>, <coverings and hangings>, <coverings and hangings by specific type>, <coverings and hangings by location or context>, <coverings and hangings for furniture>, <coverings and hangings for sleeping and reclining furniture>, bed coverings, bedcovers)

Classifications:
textiles (preferred)

Creation Date: 1900s

Creator Display:
Unknown (ca. 1900s) [preferred,VP]
quiltmaker unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: FE011982
Credit Line: Purchased 2007
Display Materials: bark cloth
patchwork [300249330]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <additive and joining processes and techniques>, assembling (additive and joining process))
cloth [300162391]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, textile materials, <textile materials by form>)
bark cloth [300048116]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, textile materials, <textile materials by composition or origin>)

Dimensions: Overall 2250 (Length) x 2240 (Width) mm
Cultures:
Polynesian (preferred)
Maori
Cook Islands (Cook Islander)

General Subject:
decorative arts (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
textiles (visual works) [300014063]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>) (AAT)
patchwork [300249330]
.....(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <additive and joining processes and techniques>, assembling (additive and joining process)) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Tīvaevae ta'örei (patch work quilt)........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=711269
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=711269
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