Handwoven Flax Maori Kete  Flax, natural dye pigment Handmade in New Zealand Size 35cm width, 29cm length, 7cm depth, handle  36cm length. From the Gather Shop.

Handwoven Flax Maori Kete Flax, natural dye pigment Handmade in New Zealand Size width, length, depth, handle length. From the Gather Shop.

Alixene - a wonderful weaver wove a basket which told my story. It's called a kete

Alixene - a wonderful weaver wove a basket which told my story. (Not my story - previous pinner's)

Kete whakairo (FJ164) ARTIST: FIONA JONES Hand woven brown and natural fern pattern kete with muka (flax fibre) handles.

Kete whakairo (FJ164)

Kete whakairo ARTIST: FIONA JONES Hand woven brown and natural fern pattern kete with muka (flax fibre) handles.

Alixene Curtis - she wove my hikoi into the kete she made for me

Alixene Curtis - she wove my hikoi into the kete she made for me

Pathway: This kete whakairo was gifted to the Auckland Museum in 1875. It featured in the 1977 Auckland Museum exhibition, 'Baskets of the Pacific'.	    		    	Catalogue description: This kete features a diamond pattern in dyed brown and undyed harakeke. The plaited muka is attached around the top edge to form the handles.

Pathway: This kete whakairo was gifted to the Auckland Museum in It featured in the 1977 Auckland Museum exhibition, 'Baskets of the P.

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Kete_Whakairo_Purple__Blue_Whakatutu__Whakanihoniho.JPG (400×300)

Karmen Thomson - a beautiful kete muka (fibre from harakeke / flax)

Karmen Thomson - a beautiful kete muka (fibre from harakeke / flax)

Karmen Thomson - kete Pingao

Karmen Thomson - kete Pingao

This is a kete, or woven basket, made in 1964 by Rangimāhora Reihana-Mete (1899-1993). It is woven from undyed kiekie (liana, a climbing forest plant) using the raranga (plaiting) technique, whereby strips of leaf are laid diagonally. A pair of haraheke (flax) handles are tied onto the interior. The kete is bleached, has a serrated top rim, and measures 18.5 cm x 30.5 cm.

Kete (basket), 1964 - Whales Tohorā - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa TongarewaKete (basket), 1964

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Alixene Curtis - traditional kete with modern spin

Alixene Curtis - traditional kete with modern spin

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