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Predicate Object 09 Nov 2018 2018-11-09T00:00:00.000Z 2018-11-09T00:00:00.000Z 2018.68.28 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2018.68.28 Cook Islands 2017-07-24T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T22:15:15.770Z Cook Islands 25 Shell work/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Contemporary Expression of Identity/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Adornment/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Fashion/- 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. Tāpekārima, bracelet. Two rows of small white cowrie shells lashed together with rito. One cowrie shell at end as toggle and a loop formed with rito at other end as clasp. Tāpekārima
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