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Kete Taniko - Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Kete Taniko (bag) | Collections Online

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New Zealand Maori Heart Koru Design Cross Stitch Pattern

New Zealand Maori Heart Koru Design Cross Stitch Pattern Instant PDF Download

This is a cross stitch pattern for an iconic Maori Koru or Kowhaiwhai design in the shape of a heart. The koru (Māori for "loop") is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. The finished design measures 8cm x10cm, when stitched on black 14ct Aida. This design uses only white cotton floss, but you may wish to use your own colour of choice. Only full cross stitches are required for this pattern. You will need…

Medium: muka (New Zealand flax fibre), natural dyes. Size: 7.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches (excl. handles). Natural dyes: Tānekaha bark (brown), Raurēkau bark (yellow) "The pattern intricately depicts the subtle ripples—aramoana of the Pacific Ocean. Kete Tāniko makes reference to the processes used to form this delicate basket.

Kete Tāniko by Christina Hurihia Wirihana, Māori artist (KX120901)

Medium: muka (New Zealand flax fibre), natural dyes. Size: 7.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches (excl. handles). Natural dyes: Tānekaha bark (brown), Raurēkau bark (yellow) "The pattern intricately depicts the subtle ripples—aramoana of the Pacific Ocean. Kete Tāniko makes reference to the processes used to form this delicate basket.

Muka kete. First harvest from our Muka harakeke plants. Triple dyed taniko aho. Love to weave!

Muka kete. First harvest from our Muka harakeke plants. Triple dyed taniko aho. Love to weave!

Kete - Rāranga | NZ Māori Arts and Crafts

Rare woven baskets known as kete (kit bags) hand-made from Muka (flax fibres) and feathers.

New Zealand Maori Koru 2 Cross Stitch Pattern PDF by KiwiXCrossing

New Zealand Maori Koru 2 Cross Stitch Pattern PDF Instant Download

This is a cross stitch pattern for an iconic Maori Koru or Kowhaiwhai design. The koru (Māori for "loop") is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. The finished design measures 7cm x 20cm, when stitched on black 14ct Aida. This design uses only white cotton floss, but you may wish to use your own colour of choice. Only full cross stitches are required for this pattern. You will need approximately 1 skein…

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Beautiful Paua Blue Maori Korowai from ShopNZ.com

This beautiful handmade Paua Blue Maori Korowai (Maori feather cloak) is made by a lovely Maori lady of Ngati Porou descent. She blesses each korowai with a karakia. Please note that the correct Maori name for it is kahu huruhuru, but many people, including Maori, still call it a korowai. The top of this cloak is finished with a blue, white and black knitted taniko. Feathers used are white at the top, and then a mix of turquoise, green and royal blue to give that paua shell look…