The small, scattered islands of the Cook group - the only islands in the Pacific to bear the name of the famous eighteenth century navigator - occupy a central position in both Pacific geography and Polynesian art. Unfortunately, little of the material culture which Captain Cook might have seen in these islands survives today. Yet those artects which are preserved in museums clearly indicate the exisstence prior to European contact of a rich artistic tradition and a remarkable level of crafsmanship in a variety of materials: stone, shell, ivory, wood, leaf and feathers. The peak of Cook Islands art is woodcarving, characterised by a sophisticated repertoire of sculptural forms, elaborate carved and painted decoration and superb finish. The author describes the range and diversity of Cook Islands art, including both ceremonial and functional objects. The materials employed, the processes of manufacture and the function of the objects within the context of traditional island society are outlined. Today Cook Islands life is changing rapidly, but the skills of the past are still alive, needing only a little encouragement to flourish as before.
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