Rāpaki named 'Rongomai' | Collections Online
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Te raranga me te whatu
New Zealand’s climate prevented the Polynesian ancestors of Māori from growing their usual plants for making fabric. Instead they developed a rich culture of weaving, largely based on flax. They produced beautiful objects ranging from the practical (food baskets and floor mats) to the ...
WHĀRIKI – DECORATIVE WALL HANGINGS
a Whāriki are woven mats from natural fibre such as Harakeke (Phormium species) or Kiekie (Freycinetia baueriana). Traditionally, Whāriki were used as floor mats, ceremonial mats, for wall decoration or to place food on. Whāriki presented on this page are small versions of such woven surfaces decorated with variations of traditional Māori patterns. They…
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KETE WHAKAIRO – PATTERNED BASKETS
x Kete Whakairo are hand-woven baskets decorated with geometric patterns. Kete presented on this page are designed to be used as hand or shoulder bags with sturdy handles made from 4-ply Whiri (braids). He Raumati - Summer 40 cm wide x 44 cm high (including handles) red & natural Te Ika -…
New Zealand and basketry
I recently returned from a wonderful trip to New Zealand and Australia and am feeling inspired by the wonderful scenery and baskets which I saw around me. One of the highlights of my trip to New Zealand was to meet up with Jill Fleming, a weaver and fibre artist who makes the most beautiful baskets. …