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Predicate Object 09 Nov 2018 2018-11-09T00:00:00.000Z 2018-11-09T00:00:00.000Z 2018.68.8 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2018.68.8 Cook Islands 2017-07-24T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T22:14:56.678Z Cook Islands 35 Contemporary Expression of Identity/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Adornment/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - All the items in this collection express how relationships and familial connections are nurtured through the practice of making and the sharing of Cook Islands’ knowledge and skills with regards to cultural objects, music and materiality. Crafting within Cook Islands also represents an income generating practice among creative and cultural communities, specifically with the aspect of contemporary tourist art from these regions as expressions of national cultural identity. This collection also supports the research into expressions of identity through the creative process. Ei, necklace. White shell halves strung back to back forming a double row of half shells, interspersed with individual brown cowries shells at four points. Each cowrie shell has three little yellow and red pupu shells at each side. Ei
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