Elly van de Wijdeven
Elly van de Wijdeven is an academic and researcher in the field of material culture. Along with her interest in paua shell jewellery, she is a practicing fibre artist and writes and speaks on New Zealand textiles. Elly was a contributor to the Berg Fashion Encyclopedia: Vol 7, Australia and New Zealand and in September 2015 published two books on paua jewellery – the richly illustrated Vintage Paua Shell Jewellery and the accompanying ebook New Zealand Paua Shell Jewellery: a cultural history. An exhibition of vintage paua shell jewellery curated by Elly will be at Objectspace 12th Sept – 31st Oct.