A great blog with plenty of basic weaving information and techniques using harakeke (flax)

A great blog with plenty of basic weaving information and techniques using harakeke (flax)

traditional reed capes used to protect from the rain. In the photos, Duarte is wearing only the cape, without the redd hat or leggings. Very shortly, the reed is braided in transversal lines from which both internal and external layers will be created. On the inside, the reed will form a continuous lining. On the outside the reed will be cut and layed in layers to assure the cape’s

traditional reed capes used to protect from the rain. In the photos, Duarte is wearing only the cape, without the redd hat or leggings. Very shortly, the reed is braided in transversal lines from which both internal and external layers will be created. On the inside, the reed will form a continuous lining. On the outside the reed will be cut and layed in layers to assure the cape’s

Beautiful kete with paua shell possibly made from phormium- new zealand flax

Beautiful kete with paua shell possibly made from phormium- new zealand flax

Karakia and the appropriate protocols when harakeke is cut to use

Karakia and the appropriate protocols when harakeke is cut to use

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