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Steps in making a Piupiu Photo: Michelle Mayn A piupiu is a skirt made from the leaves of the New Zealand flax, worn by Māori on ce. Flax Weaving, Basket Weaving, Art Floral, New Zealand Flax, Flax Flowers, Finger Weaving, Flax Fiber, Hand Lines, Maori Designs

Making a Piupiu

Steps in making a Piupiu Photo: Michelle Mayn A piupiu is a skirt made from the leaves of the New Zealand flax, worn by Māori on ceremonial occasions. The body of the piupiu is usually made from flax leaves. The leaves are prepared in a way that the muka or flax fibre is exposed in some sections so that geometric patterns can be made. The unscraped part of the leaves curl naturally into tubes as they dry and this makes a percussion sound when the wearer sways or moves. Patterns are further…

Saw this beautiful "korowai" by Tania Tupu (Beaded Underworld Cloak) @ Te Papa museum shop in Wellington Flax Weaving, Weaving Art, Flax Fiber, Capes & Ponchos, Maori Designs, Museum Shop, Cloaks, Pine Needles, Kite

Saw this beautiful "korowai" by Tania Tupu (Beaded Underworld Cloak) @ Te Papa museum shop in Wellington

T hese books evolved from the need for an instruction manual for beginners who wished to learn NZ Maori korowai ( cloak ) weaving technique. Flax Weaving, Basket Weaving, Weaving Process, Weaving Techniques, Maori Patterns, Flax Fiber, Maori Designs, Fibre And Fabric, Maori Art

Making Your First Small Korowai by Robin Hill - ISBN: 9780473257545

Making Your First Small Korowai

Explanation of how the Maori make their classic dancing skirts at the Rorotura Museum of Art & History Maori Art, Old And New, Kiwi, Art History, The Help, Dancing, Weaving, Childhood, Textiles

Making a Maori Dancing Skirt

Explanation of how the Maori make their classic dancing skirts at the Rorotura Museum of Art & History