9 Feb 2016

Elly van de Wijdeven - Vintage Paua Jewellery

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 9 February 2016

The story of paua jewellery, from art souvenir and tourist kitsch to highly collectible Kiwi icon.

Elly van de Wijdeven is an academic and researcher in the field of material culture, and along with her interest in paua shell jewellery, she writes and speaks on New Zealand textiles.

Her book Vintage Paua Shell Jewellery explores the history and shares the many stories of how and why it came to be produced and by whom.