Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Fiji Winter Lecture Series-Saturday June 30 3pm
Lecture 1 - The Significance of Tapa to the Pacific Community: Lecture by Tarisi Vunidilo. Demonstration and kids tapa making by selected Fijian women of the community.Saturday 30 June, 3.30pm, APEC room, Auckland Museum (Level 1)Fijian Tapa or Masi is an amazing material made of paper mulberry. Its uses, functions, colour and designs have intrigued many. This lecture will explain the significance of this prized material aims to deepen understanding of the relationship between Pacific islands in the past and today. Also "How to Take care of your Tapa" by Auckland Museum Senior Conservator Julia Gresson who will advise on how to take care of your Tapa at home, as well as a fabric making session using tapa designs, by a group of Fijian women based in Auckland. And for the kids: A Tapa Making demonstration with Losalini Dulakiverata.For more information, please call 09 239 1531 (home) or 0277106633

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