Portrait | Courtney Rutledge by David K. Shields
At a Glance - David K. Shields shares his work for a recent Te Rongo Kirkwood exhibition, a Maori art project showing the stages of life. Model Courtney Rutledge (N Model New Zealand) represents youth in traditional clothing styled by Kirkwood.
Introducing Maori Lifestyles
This blog provides a visual-verbal snapshot of Maori culture and contemporary Maori lifestyles in modern New Zealand. It presents my own experiences and observations of Maori culture and is not intended in anyway to be the definitive view on all things Maori, but rather an introduction for those who want to know more about Maori culture and its place in everyday bicultural New Zealand.
Kete muka / flax basket
Kete muka (processed flax fibre) which is decorated with two rows of pheasant feathers. The woven patterns are whakapae (cross-over stitch) and māwhitiwhiti (criss-cross stitch).