Women of Polynesia utilize the reintegrated art form of tifaifai to express their complex and multifaceted identities. Through their work patterns, aesthetic decisions, and designated uses for tifaifai, women create and reflect diverse and overlapping roles such as those associated with kinship relations, regional identities, religious affiliations, and gender expectations.
The Journal of American Folklore
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"Published as Hammond, J. D. (1986). Polynesian Women and Tifaifai: Fabrications of Identity. Journal of American Folklore,99(393), 259–279 © 1986 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
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Hammond, Joyce D., "Polynesian Women and Tīfaifai Fabrications of Identity" (1986). Anthropology. Paper 11.