26 Jul 2018

Traditional Cooks handicraft with a special Sikh twist

From , 5:00 am on 26 July 2018

The traditional Cook Islands handicraft of tivaevae has received a special Indian twist.

In a rare cultural exchange, South Auckland Cook Islands 'mamas' have been gifted sacred Indian fabrics from a local Sikh temple.

Now they are weaving new stories into their applique work and getting ready to exhibit it in October.

Indira Stewart has more.

Tepori Teariki.

Tepori Teariki. Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Indira Stewart