Story: Pacific arts in New Zealand

New materials and local innovation, 1993

New materials and local innovation, 1993

Jasmine Underhill and Vaine Ngaro, members of the Porirua Cook Island Community Group, show off hats made for a 1993 exhibition celebrating the centenary of women gaining the vote in New Zealand. The hats were woven with raffia, coconut palm fronds or plastic bread bags. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1993/2491
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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How to cite this page:

Kolokesa U. Māhina-Tuai, 'Pacific arts in New Zealand - Pacific grassroots arts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Kolokesa U. Māhina-Tuai, published 22 Oct 2014