GREGOR HILDEBRANDT Wenn ich mit was Wünschen dürfte [M.D. auf Omas Tapete], 2008

bildwerk: “ GREGOR HILDEBRANDT Wenn ich mit was Wünschen dürfte [M. auf Omas Tapete], 2008 Cassette tape and acrylic on canvas.

Ataahua! Designer - Te Whare Po Ra O Hineteiwaiwa

Te Kaahu O Hinekoorako : The Morning of life by Te Rongo Kirkwood Photograph by David Shields

Since their ancestors arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand and discovered the useful properties of harakeke (New Zealand flax), Maori have used flax leaves to create baskets, mats, housing materials, clothing and cords, ropes and fishing nets. In weaving and the patterns used, Maori record their histories and stories, passing on their culture, genealogy, values and beliefs, weaving together people and communities. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do

Booktopia has Maori Weaving, The Art of Creating Maori Textiles by Huia Publishers. Buy a discounted Hardcover of Maori Weaving online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

A Maori Korowai (cloak) crafted from dressed muka (flax fibre)

A Maori Korowai (cloak) crafted from dressed muka (flax fibre)… - New Zealand Maori - Tribal - Carter's Price Guide to Antiques and Collectables

Kete, bag, made of cotton and feathers.  Kete woven with candlewick using the whatu aho rua (double-pair twining) technique; base of the bag is woven using the taniko (multi-thread twining) technique; kete has pair of plaited handles.  The two faces of the bag are decorated with brown pheasant feathers, with a central band of white feathers, attached in bunches under the aho (weft) threads.

Kete, bag, made of cotton and feathers. Kete woven with candlewick using the…

An exceptional Kete by Tangimoe Clay. Delicately Handwoven using Muka Fibre and Feathers.   Tangimoe's view is to "create and deliver beautiful taonga".

An exceptional Kete by Tangimoe Clay. Delicately Handwoven using Muka Fibre and Feathers. Tangimoe's view is to "create and deliver beautiful taonga".

Kete Muka by Christina Hurihia Wirihana

Kete Muka by Christina Hurihia Wirihana, Māori artist

Rapaki I made for my mum for Christmas

Rapaki I made for my mum for Christmas

Muka and copper wire with feathers by Fiona Collis part of the Jack Richards collection

Muka and copper wire with feathers by Fiona Collis part of the Jack Richards collection

Kaitaka huaki (cloak with double täniko borders)1820 -1840

Object: Kaitaka huaki (cloak with double t& borders)

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

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

Kete muka/raukura (TC161) - Iwi Art Store

Kete muka/raukura (TC161)

Kakahu Maori cape korowai by Paola Hapeta

Kakahu Maori cape korowai by Paola Hapeta

Anahera (Alixene) and one of her korowai (Te Manawa)

Anahera (Alixene) and one of her korowai (Te Manawa)

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