Dame Rangimarie Hetet | New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

Kakahu Korowai by Dame Rangimarie Hetet

Weaving tāniko, around 1910

Weaving tāniko, around 1910 – Te raranga me te whatu

Ruhia Pōrutu's kaitaka paepaeroa (fine flax cloak with vertical weft rows and tāniko borders.

Ruhia Pōrutu's kaitaka paepaeroa (fine flax cloak with vertical weft rows and tāniko borders.

Rangimarie Hetet and Diggeress Te Kanawa. Description:  Korowai made from muka (processed flax fibre). The feathers in the top, right, left and bottom band are weka and pheasant. The body of the cloak is decorated with karure (3 ply thrums) and single weka feathers placed in a diagonal pattern. The bottom is finished with a woven mawhitiwhiti (cross-stitch) pattern interlaced with tanekaha (tan colour) dyed muka followed by a taniko border.

Rangimarie Hetet and Diggeress Te Kanawa. Description: Korowai made from muka (processed flax fibre). The feathers in the top, right, left and bottom band are weka and pheasant. The body of the cloak is decorated with karure (3 ply thrums) and single weka feathers placed in a diagonal pattern. The bottom is finished with a woven mawhitiwhiti (cross-stitch) pattern interlaced with tanekaha (tan colour) dyed muka followed by a taniko border.

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Topic: Origins of Maori Weaving

Ngai Tuhoe women weaving taniko borders of cloaks on the mahau (veranda) of Te Whai-a-te-Motu meeting house, Mataatua, Ruatahuna, Urewera region


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