Team Taonga teachers learnt the skill of screen printing with Whaea May and all managed to also create their own personal cultural design that can be developed into a screen in the future. The ‘VAIONA’ family screen from Whaea May’s whanau was used to screen print ‘pareu or lavalava’ for the teachers. Everyone worked together as a group and there was a lot of laughter and enjoyment! This is how the women in the Cook Islands work together in the ‘Vaine-tini’, ladies groups to make things happen in the village, church and prepare for weddings and birthdays.
Learning from each other has been so valuable.
Tu meke Vaine-Tini Team Taonga!