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Samoa Mat | Penn Museum Collections

Samoa Mat at the Penn Museum Collections. The work behind Samoan mats is extensive and requires dedication. They are cool to sit or sleep on, and many villages still uphold the tradition where women get together to weave and then showcase their handiwork.

Sonny Hau Harakeke Waeve maori art kura gallery auckland wellington new zealand wall hanging

Sonny Hau Harakeke Waeve maori art kura gallery auckland wellington new zealand wall hanging

Karmen Thomson - such fine work

Karmen Thomson - such fine work

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...

WHĀRIKI – DECORATIVE WALL HANGINGS

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.

Whariki made from kiekie by Dame Rangimarie Hetei, pattern is "Karu o te Whenua", Waikato Museum collection

Whariki made from kiekie by Dame Rangimarie Hetei, pattern is "Karu o te Whenua", Waikato Museum collection

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