Posted on Tuesday May 5, 2020
This podcast has been specially produced for the Friends of Te Papa and features Rachel Yates Curator Pacific Cultures, who talks about her work in the Pacific collection and the acquisition of three pieces of hiapo (Niue tapa) earlier this year.
12 minutes 42 seconds
Pule, J. P., & Thomas, N. (2005). Hiapo: past and present in Niuean barkcloth. University of Otago Press.
Smith, M. (2019). (re-a)Wakening Sleeping Giants. Unofficial: A journal on Moana Art. URL: https://www.unofficialjournal.online/journal/reawakening-sleeping-giantshe
Cora-Allan Wickliffe website: http://www.cora-allan.co.nz/
Te Papa’s Collection online: https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/
An example of Hiapo from the 1800s: https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/86107
Recorded by Rachel Yates, Pacific Cultures Curator, Te Papa
Image credit banner: Large Botanical Study (2018), 2.4m x 1m, Hiapo, Cora-Allan Wickliffe