Flax fish for Matariki - Fifi Colston instructions

Flax fish for Matariki - Fifi Colston instructions Link with "The Little Fishes" legend -

Shona Tawhiao - woven flax garments.

Pacific designs showcased

Shona Tawhiao will be doing her part to shine the spotlight on Pacific designers next month when she goes from her workshop in Avondale to the catwalks of London.

Kete Piupiu is made of flax (harakeke) the Puipui are half flax and half Muka Flax fiber). By using a Paua shell to strip the husk fibre off the flax leaving a beautiful white fibre known as Muka.  The Kete has been dyed a soft geen colour.

Kete Puipui is made of flax (harakeke) the Puipui are half flax and half Muka Flax fiber). By using a Paua shell to strip the husk fibre off the flax leaving a beautiful white fibre known as Muka. The Kete has been dyed a soft geen colour.

Kete Piupiu is made of flax (harakeke) the Puipui are half flax and half Muka Flax fiber). By using a Paua shell to strip the husk fibre off the flax leaving a beautiful white fibre known as Muka.  The Kete has been dyed a soft geen colour.

Kete Puipui is made of flax (harakeke) the Puipui are half flax and half Muka Flax fiber). By using a Paua shell to strip the husk fibre off the flax leaving a beautiful white fibre known as Muka. The Kete has been dyed a soft geen colour.

Christina Hurihia Wirihana | 'Maori Sculptural Kete Form 1' (Date Unknown). Kiekie strips.

Maori Sculptural Kete Form 1 by Christina Hurihia Wirihana, Māori artist

Object: Kete kiwi (feather bag) | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Object: Kete kiwi (feather bag) | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Tanniko: 20th century Maori skirt: handwoven flax skirt worn by female dancers - this non-loom weaving technique was developed first by the Maori people.

Tanniko: century Maori skirt: handwoven flax skirt worn by female dancers - this non-loom weaving technique was developed first by the Maori people.

Karakia and the appropriate protocols when harakeke is cut to use

Karakia and the appropriate protocols when harakeke is cut to use

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