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Elly van de Wijdeven

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.

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