korowai weaving

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Handwoven Feather and Cord, with Piupiu fall. Inspired by Maori Korowai and Piupiu Approximately wide, long This item must be ordered. Allow 4 weeks for weaving process and delivery. Maori Designs, Maori Patterns, Maori Art, Bridal Gowns, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Inspiration, Style Inspiration, Wedding Ideas, Kiwiana

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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 languis. Flax Weaving, Weaving Art, Weaving Patterns, Hand Weaving, Visiting Teaching Gifts, Maori Patterns, Finger Weaving, Polynesian Art, Maori Designs

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…

Kereru feathers on black muka mawhitiwhiti by Veranoa Hetet. The weaving was completed in It took Veranoa six years to complete and was started by her mother Erenora Puketapu-Hetet just before her passing in Flax Weaving, Weaving Art, Hand Weaving, How Beautiful, Beautiful Hands, Maori Patterns, Maori Designs, New Zealand Art, Maori Art

Kereru feathers on black muka mawhitiwhiti by Veranoa Hetet. The weaving was completed in 2012. It took Veranoa six years to complete and was started by her mother Erenora Puketapu-Hetet just before her passing in 2006. #plocomiRāranga

'Matariki' by Veranoa Hetet. A reversible cloak made entirely of flax (unprocessed, piupiu and fibre). The top woven panel has the Matariki pattern on one side and Waahi rua on the reverse. Both patterns represent those who have passed on. When wearing this cloak one is embraced by them. The piupiu at the bottom gives weight to the cloak and represents the gifts handed down by our ancestors - anchoring Māori in tradition. #plocomiRāranga Maori Designs, Maori Patterns, Flax Weaving, Maori Art, Kiwiana, Polynesian Culture, Cloak, Wearable Art, Fashion Art

'Matariki' by Veranoa Hetet. A reversible cloak made entirely of flax (unprocessed, piupiu and fibre). The top woven panel has the Matariki pattern on one side and Waahi rua on the reverse. Both patterns represent those who have passed on. When wearing this cloak one is embraced by them. The piupiu at the bottom gives weight to the cloak and represents the gifts handed down by our ancestors - anchoring Māori in tradition. #plocomiRāranga

Korowai made of feathers and comes in many designs and colours taraiti designs Flax Weaving, Weaving Art, Hand Weaving, Maori Patterns, Polynesian Cultural Center, Feather Cape, Maori Designs, Maori Art, Ancient Beauty

Robin Weaves Korowai

Robin Weaves Korowai blog mawhitiwhiti and white peacock feather panels

Robin Weaves Korowai: Finishing ideas for commission Flax Weaving, Weaving Art, Maori Designs, Maori Art, Feather Crafts, Feather Pattern, Weaving Techniques, Merino Wool Blanket, Wearable Art

Finishing ideas for commission

I have been thinking about what to do at the top of the commission cloak. Trying out ideas by starting the rows. Firstly just plain. Well sort of plain with the aho cotton (warp) being the same colour as the whenu (weft). The mawhitiwhiti is whale's tail pattern. Then I tried the twist in brown/orange and black with black aho. Now I am wondering if the twist with plain aho might be better. Anybody got any comments? The twist takes a lot of effort but is effective. Is an old technique I have…

Learn how to start off taniko, maori hand weaving. Flax Weaving, Hand Weaving, Maori Art, Art Curriculum, Knitting, Crochet, Youtube, Crafts, Diy

Taniko weaving tutorial Part 1

Learn how to start off taniko, maori hand weaving.

Learn how to start off taniko, maori hand weaving. Flax Weaving, Hand Weaving, Maori Art, Art Curriculum, Knitting, Crochet, Youtube, Crafts, Diy

Taniko weaving tutorial Part 1

Learn how to start off taniko, maori hand weaving.