Addie Wainohu Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa  New Zealand Raranga Weaving Kete Piupiu Whakairo Small Green

Addie Wainohu Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Raranga Weaving Kete Piupiu Whakairo Small Green

Navy woven flax flowers with authentic Hapene flax foliage.  Flax bridal bouquet handmade in New Zealand by Artiflax

Navy woven flax flowers with authentic Hapene flax foliage. Flax bridal bouquet handmade in New Zealand by Artiflax

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 Z…

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 Z…

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

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

Whilst these kete come from a customary Māori base, they incorporate elements of value from other cultures. Similarly so do we as an indigenous people. The challenge for us as a people is to identify those elements that enhance our indigenous identity and release those that are not in our individual or collective interest. Pūtake invites us to look at the fabric of identity we weave in our daily lives.”

Whilst these kete come from a customary Māori base, they incorporate elements of…


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