Harakeke (Flax) Whariki (Mat) Weaving at home by Jackie Wallace.

Harakeke (Flax) Whariki (Mat) Weaving at home by Jackie Wallace.

Detail of Kaitaka paepaeroa (fine flax cloak with vertical weft rows and taniko borders) 1800-1840; Te Ati Awa iwi (tribe); muka (flax fibre), natural dye; On loan from David Pitt (DE000107/1)

Detail of Kaitaka paepaeroa (fine flax cloak with vertical weft rows and taniko borders) Te Ati Awa iwi (tribe); On loan from David Pitt

These are the whaariki (mats) that some of our whanau made, which we use at our marae for special occasions - made from harakeke (flax)

These are the whaariki (mats) that some of our whanau made, which we use at our marae for special occasions - made from harakeke (flax)

Samoan Mat I need one

Samoan Mat I need one

"NGAERE" One of my class projects for 2011 was a whariki (mat). It has over 600 whenu and took just over 60 hours to make, from harve...

"NGAERE" One of my class projects for 2011 was a whariki (mat). It has over 600 whenu and took just over 60 hours to make, from harve.

Straw/palm mat with perhaps wool thread accent band

Straw/palm mat with perhaps wool thread accent band

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