Leading up to the exhibition X-Marks: Conversations in Cloth, opening at Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi in September, the museum is holding three talks by textile scholar and author Vivian Caughley at Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi Learning Centre.
The first, The Women of Rangihoua, will be Sunday 29 April at 2pm (free for Friends of Waitangi & Day Pass holders). Vivian’s talk will cover who the women of Rangihoua were and what they did together, with a focus on textiles.
The other talks will be:
- Sunday 29 July about the King sisters and their samplers
- Saturday 8 September about ‘Oreo’s’ ‘Sampler’, that unknown textile that was made and sent to the CMS in England, but no one knows who ‘Oreo’ was or what the ‘sampler’ looks like.