Korowai

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Art- Matariki Korowai

Collaboratively making korowai (cloaks) is an activity that seems to be gaining popularity in classrooms across New Zealand at the moment- and for good reason. It’s a great way of bringing Mā…

This is a class Korowai cloak we made using a cotton fabric. The stylised feather pattern was drawn onto the fabric and then each child decorated their feather using pastels. Once finished each piece was dyed using good old school dye. Each piece was then cut out, backed with iron on interfacing and edged on the sewing machine. Then using fabric glue each feather was then glued onto a larger piece of fabric and to finish off patterned ribbon was glued on to the top of the cloak. Classroom Setting, Art Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas, Art School, School Stuff, School Ideas, Fabric Glue, Cotton Fabric

This is a class Korowai cloak we made using a cotton fabric. The stylised feather pattern was drawn onto the fabric and then each child decorated their feather using pastels. Once finished each piece was dyed using good old school dye. Each piece was then cut out, backed with iron on interfacing and edged on the sewing machine. Then using fabric glue each feather was then glued onto a larger piece of fabric and to finish off patterned ribbon was glued on to the top of the cloak.

Fab Five have been busy creating feathers for our Korowai (cloak) of Knowledge. The feathers have the te reo Maori vocabulary we have come. Waitangi Day, Fab Five, New Zealand Art, Teachers Aide, Maori Art, Cloak, Wearable Art, Feathers, Wings

Korowai of Knowledge

Fab Five have been busy creating feathers for our Korowai (cloak) of Knowledge. The feathers have the te reo Maori vocabulary we have come across in our Matariki readings and research that were new to us. Each student worked on their individual feathers and they looked pretty neat but when all our hard work was combined into the cloak, we thought it looked pretty amazing!

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