Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1986

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

The Journal of American Folklore

Volume

99

Issue

393

First Page

259

Last Page

279

Required Publisher's Statement

"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

Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/540805

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