Medium: muka (New Zealand flax fibre), natural dyes. Size: 7.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches (excl. handles). Natural dyes: Tānekaha bark (brown), Raurēkau bark (yellow) "The pattern intricately depicts the subtle ripples—aramoana of the Pacific Ocean. Kete Tāniko makes reference to the processes used to form this delicate basket.
kete | British Museum
Kete, bag, made of cotton and feathers. Kete woven with candlewick using the whatu aho rua (double-pair twining) technique; base of the bag is woven using the taniko (multi-thread twining) technique; kete has pair of plaited handles. The two faces of the bag are decorated with brown pheasant feathers, with a central band of white feathers, attached in bunches under the aho (weft) threads.