Kete Whakairo-Puareare Woven Basket - Koru Enterprises
A truly beautiful kete whakairo, made from harakeke (NZ flax), and muka (flax fibre). Lovingly woven by expert weaver Clare Coyle in Hawke’s Bay, Aotearoa (NZ). A special taonga (treasure). Its pattern is puareare (holes). The kete was made from raw harakeke (no boiling). Handles are made from muka (flax fibre). Dimensions: 370mm by 280mm
Two Corner Kete
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Medium: natural and dyed New Zealand flax, plaited muka handles. Size: 7 x 9 x 2 inches (excl. handles). "Kete Whakairo is commonly woven and used on various occasions within New Zealand Maori society. This basket has been woven as a free standing form where design elements have been used to ensure no assistance is required.
Flax kete (baskets) had many uses and are still a popular alternative to a tote bag. The flax in these modern baskets is brilliantly dyed. Strips of leaves are woven by a technique known as ‘raranga’ to form the kete. This technique is also used to ...