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OPINION: Fashion at the Olympic Games

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by Ruta Tangiiau Mave | Published in Editorials, Opinion

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OPINION: Fashion at the Olympic Games
Team Cook Islands at the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony last night. (Source: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images AsiaPac)/ 21072357

In the Cook Islands before the missionaries came, we used local plants and rauti to cover our heads, necks, shoulders and hips. It was the missionaries who covered us from neck to toe with colonial clothes especially the muumuu, which was more like a nightdress formless and plain, writes Ruta Mave.

In the Cook Islands before the missionaries came, we used local plants and rauti to cover our heads, necks, shoulders and hips. It was the missionaries who covered us from neck to toe with colonial clothes especially the muumuu, which was more like a nightdress formless and plain, writes Ruta Mave.


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