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Raranga or weaving a moenga or mat
This photo, from the 1920s, shows a group of Cook Islands women (va'ine tini) weaving a large mat from dried 'ara or pandanus leaves. Mats were used for floor coverings (āriki ta'ua) and bedding (kaka'u moe). The term for a floor mat - moenga suggests its use for sleeping (moe). Mats were made wide enough to double over the top of the sleeping family for warmth. Traditionally all work was undertaken collectively as the photo shows.