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Predicate Object 09 Nov 2018 2018-11-09T00:00:00.000Z 2018-11-09T00:00:00.000Z 2018.68.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2018.68.1 Cook Islands 2017-07-24T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T22:15:51.904Z Cook Islands 35 Costume/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Contemporary Expression of Identity/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Adornment/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Women/- 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. 'Ei katu, headband, head-dress. Made from synthetic flowers, plastic sprigs and plastic raffia. The flowers are yellow and red, the sprigs are green and the synthetic leaves are dyed green and white. All are bound on to a rigid circlet headband. 'Ei katu
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