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Tāniko designs – Māori weaving and tukutuku – te raranga me te whatu – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Tāniko designs

These are three of the more common tāniko weaving designs. The names of these designs vary from tribe to tribe, and in any case are often purely functional and not descriptive. Tāniko expert Hirini [no-lexicon]Moko[/no-lexicon] Mead says, 'The names used could be as irrational as those ...

maori.org.nz Slide Shows: Tukutuku - Weaving Patterns in a Whare

Tukutuku - Weaving Patterns in a Whare

Samples of Tukutuku panels fourn in whare hui, or meeting houses and their meanings.

Something new

I have started something new. I got bored the other day so started sorting feathers and found a bag of big peahen feathers that were languishing in the cupboard. Then it was making feather bundles till my fingers were had it. So I thought I'd better start something. By the end of the day I had it underway. The next afternoon I did some more. And yesterday afternoon some more. The feathers are actually quite big so my rows are further apart than usual and the bundles are further apart too…

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Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes | Artbay Gallery

Artist Profile: Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes is a Maori artist from Waihopai (Invercargill). A member of the Kai Tahu, Kati Mamae, Waitaha, Ngati Tuwharetoa and Ngati Hine iwi (tribes), her work is crafted using traditional techniques, handed down through many generations. Cheree T O Downes’ ta

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Introducing Maori Lifestyles

This blog provides a visual-verbal snapshot of Maori culture and contemporary Maori lifestyles in modern New Zealand. It presents my own experiences and observations of Maori culture and is not intended in anyway to be the definitive view on all things Maori, but rather an introduction for those who want to know more about Maori culture and its place in everyday bicultural New Zealand.



Making a Piupiu

Steps in making a Piupiu Photo: Michelle Mayn A piupiu is a skirt made from the leaves of the New Zealand flax, worn by Māori on ceremonial occasions. The body of the piupiu is usually made from flax leaves. The leaves are prepared in a way that the muka or flax fibre is exposed in some sections so that geometric patterns can be made. The unscraped part of the leaves curl naturally into tubes as they dry and this makes a percussion sound when the wearer sways or moves. Patterns are further…


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