Collection Online
Riri, etu, kakara (lily, stars and crabs)
Medium
cotton; hand-pieced (tivaevae taorei)
Accession Number
1999.391
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Hand-sewn pieced quilt, (known as tivaevae taorei) basically square shaped. The quilt is made with hundreds of 2.5 cm plain coloured cotton squares forming an intricate pattern. Large squares are each pieced with two large orange lilies and two blue lilies and a red star set on the diagonal. The principle background is formed by squares and triangles in a diagonal pink frame of red and yellow stars, smaller orange and green stars and green and yellow crabs.