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Te Arawa mat weavers, late 1890s
A collection of intricate and beautiful floor mats woven for Te Rauru meeting house at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, are seen in this photo from about 1898. In front are some of the Te Arawa women who wove the mats. In 1910 Te Rauru was sold to a museum in Hamburg, Germany. From the 1980s Te Arawa ...