Kolose: The Art Of Tuvalu Crochet

When attending a Tuvaluan event, women can often be found working together on their kolose or crochet, reflecting the cultural environment where Pacific people grow up in, with no separation between art, culture and life.

Kolose is one of the key art forms practiced by Tuvalu women in Aotearoa New Zealand, as it is back in their homeland. Kolose is an important aspect of Tuvalu culture and is often worn when attending church, dances and often given as a gift during special occasions.

Exhibition: Now – 29 June 2014.
Free Public Event: 19 June 2014.  Launch of exhibition catalogue and sharing of knowledge from Niutao Women
10.00pm – 3.00pm
Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
Corner Orly Ave and Bader Drive
Mangere Town Centre

Contact: Anna Rae, 09 262 5789
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