I attended a reception for my niece in Tokoroa as a celebration from the brides grandfather and family. It was all my favourite Cook Island food and catching up with family and friends. There was the traditional Cook Island drumming and entertainment. I remember when 2 of my sisters got married they both had Cook Island receptions where they perform the o’ora gifts from the brides side to the groom. When the Island drums played 1 by 1 tivaevae (hand sewn quilts) were brought by family dancing and placed 1 by 1 on top of each other. They had been all made months leading up to this special day. The pile was higher than the couple sitting there on their seat.
At my nieces reception we had the o’ora for the groom but no hand sewn tivaevae. There was the beautiful bought quilts instead.
Medium: Mixed medium | Scale: 500mm x 700mm | No: 145 Artwork Project 313
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