Vivian Keenan Hinaki 2007 Black Maul Willow, rattan & harakeke

Vivian Keenan is a New Zealand based woven sculpture artist creating contemporary one-off original pieces from recycled copper - willow - rattan - and locally sourced natural fibres.

Vivian Keenan Hinaki 2007 Black Maul Willow, rattan & harakeke

Vivian Keenan is a New Zealand based woven sculpture artist creating contemporary one-off original pieces from recycled copper - willow - rattan - and locally sourced natural fibres.

Introducing Maori Lifestyles - Adrienne Rewi.  This was how the Maori caught koura (crayfish) in the old days. I photographed this beautiful piece – “Taruke (Ngati Maru, Thames)” at Auckland Museum. They have a superb collection of Maori carvings and artefacts. This craypot is made from “young manuka stems bent around a supplejack and manuka frame and tied together with harakeke (flax) and vines.” Adrienne Rewi

Introducing Maori Lifestyles - Adrienne Rewi. This was how the Maori caught koura (crayfish) in the old days. I photographed this beautiful piece – “Taruke (Ngati Maru, Thames)” at Auckland Museum. They have a superb collection of Maori carvings and artefacts. This craypot is made from “young manuka stems bent around a supplejack and manuka frame and tied together with harakeke (flax) and vines.” Adrienne Rewi

Introducing Maori Lifestyles - Adrienne Rewi.  This was how the Maori caught koura (crayfish) in the old days. I photographed this beautiful piece – “Taruke (Ngati Maru, Thames)” at Auckland Museum. They have a superb collection of Maori carvings and artefacts. This craypot is made from “young manuka stems bent around a supplejack and manuka frame and tied together with harakeke (flax) and vines.” Adrienne Rewi

Introducing Maori Lifestyles - Adrienne Rewi. This was how the Maori caught koura (crayfish) in the old days. I photographed this beautiful piece – “Taruke (Ngati Maru, Thames)” at Auckland Museum. They have a superb collection of Maori carvings and artefacts. This craypot is made from “young manuka stems bent around a supplejack and manuka frame and tied together with harakeke (flax) and vines.” Adrienne Rewi

Measuring a crayfish pot

Measuring a crayfish pot in Waiwera, New Zealand, 1948

Täruke  (crayfish pot) 07.2000, Puketapu, John (1924– ), Wellington. Purchased 2000 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

Purchased 2000 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds.

Crayfish pot made from supplejack.

No place like home

Rather than silver candelabras or fine furniture, some of my most treasured possessions include an heirloom crayfish pot and a bed of violets.

Matthew McIntyre Wilson's Hinaki (Eel pot, detail) is one of the main works in his Recent Works exhibition at Christchurch's The National gallery on display until October 17

Matthew McIntyre Wilson - weaving the past and present together

Matthew McIntyre Wilson's Hinaki (Eel pot, detail) is one of the main works in his Recent Works exhibition at Christchurch's The National gallery on display until October 17

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