DIGITAL FAGOGO - COOK ISLANDS CARVING
"Cook Islands carving is a celebration of life, Cook Islands carving is a modern implentation of our ancestors and the greatness that they left us with ..."
Cook Islands taunga/carver Elsie Hosking shares how she connects with her Cook Islands culture through carving and learning about indigenous processes and art form at Mike Tavioni's Vananga.
She explains how each of the islands in the pa enua have their own patterns & motifs which is important to how they structure their identity and shows us her first piece.
Digital Fāgogo is a Pacific storytelling series, looking at the ancient arts of the Moana which are brought to life through the skills of 8 different creators of Pasifika taonga.
From the tuiga of Samoa, to plaiting skills from Rotuma, the tikanga of lei making in Hawaii and the weaving of the Cook Islands - this series aims to connect young Pacific Islanders with their heritage arts and culture.