Tapa and Tīvaivai
Pacific Arts
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Terms 1–4
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Auckland Museum | At your school
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1 hour

This programme is for the following year groups: ECE, Years 2–3, Years 4–6, Years 7–8

Explore the art of tapa and tīvaivai as practised throughout the Pacific. Trace the origins of both artforms through cultural, social, botanical, linguistic and archaeological lenses.

Get hands on with tapa and tīvaivai, and use pattern boards, stencils, rubbings, collage to create works inspired by these artforms.

Image details: Tivaevae, Bedcover. CookIslands. Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. 1976.67, 47572.

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