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Taniko.  Some weaving patterns.a-d, triangle motifs on side borders; e-k, triangle, lozenge, "hour glass," and zigzag motifs on lower borders.

Taniko. Some weaving patterns.a-d, triangle motifs on side borders; e-k, triangle, lozenge, "hour glass," and zigzag motifs on lower borders.

Maori: I believe this dress would have been made out of kiwi feathers and all materials (especially leaves) from the flax plant, that grows abundantly around New Zealand.

Maori: I believe this dress would have been made out of kiwi feathers and all materials (especially leaves) from the flax plant, that grows abundantly around New Zealand.

Considering using taniko plaiting with metal fibres to make Maori wedding headband!

Considering using taniko plaiting with metal fibres to make Maori wedding headband!

Portrait of Harimate, a Maori girl, with moko, wearing a cloak and with a white feather in her shoulder-length hair. Photograph taken by William Henry Thomas Partington, circa 1900, probably in the Wanganui region.

Portrait of Harimate, a Maori girl, with moko, wearing a cloak and with a white feather in her shoulder-length hair. Photograph taken by William Henry Thomas Partington, circa 1900, probably in the Wanganui region.

Taniko Weaving. Journal of the Polynesian Society: The Evolution Of Maori Clothing. Part IX, By Te Rangi Hiroa (P. H. Buck) P 111-149

Taniko Weaving. Journal of the Polynesian Society: The Evolution Of Maori Clothing. Part IX, By Te Rangi Hiroa (P. H. Buck) P 111-149

Ihaka Whaanga - Kakahu inside out and upside down, because of the Pākeha preference to see taniko. Cracks me up now whenever I see Māori at graduation wearing their kākau like this.

Ihaka Whaanga - Kakahu inside out and upside down, because of the Pākeha preference to see taniko. Cracks me up now whenever I see Māori at graduation wearing their kākau like this.

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Maori woman photographed by Frank J Denton, circa 6 April 1904, probably in the Wanganui region. She is wrapped in a taniko bordered cape, and has a white tipped feather in her hair. She holds a tewhatewha (Maori fighting staff).

Maori woman photographed by Frank J Denton, circa 6 April 1904, probably in the Wanganui region. She is wrapped in a taniko bordered cape, and has a white tipped feather in her hair. She holds a tewhatewha (Maori fighting staff).

Aromoana Design;Aramoana means ‘pathway of the sea’. The horizontal zigzags suggest pathways that the ocean and other waterways provide to many destinations.

Aromoana Design;Aramoana means ‘pathway of the sea’. The horizontal zigzags suggest pathways that the ocean and other waterways provide to many destinations.

Taniko pattern, huaki cloak with three taniko borders; courtesy of National Gallery or Australia, Canberra (2007.616)

Taniko pattern, huaki cloak with three taniko borders; courtesy of National Gallery or Australia, Canberra (2007.616)

Kōtiro, William Partington. a print from the exhibition Te Pihi Mata - The Sacred Eye.

Kōtiro, William Partington. a print from the exhibition Te Pihi Mata - The Sacred Eye.

Some of the taniko headbands that went to the 1992 World Indigenous Peoples Conference and Expo 92 in Spain. Traditional patterns and my own designs

Some of the taniko headbands that went to the 1992 World Indigenous Peoples Conference and Expo 92 in Spain. Traditional patterns and my own designs


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Ihaka Whaanga, [1865-1875] Carte de visite portrait of Ngati Rakai-paaka leader, taken 1865-1875 by Wanganui studio of William James Harding.

Ihaka Whaanga, [1865-1875] Carte de visite portrait of Ngati Rakai-paaka leader, taken 1865-1875 by Wanganui studio of William James Harding.

Tāniko designs – Māori weaving and tukutuku – te raranga me te whatu – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Tāniko designs – Māori weaving and tukutuku – te raranga me te whatu – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Detail of ME001154 kaitaka huaki showing upper taniko border featuring waharua kopito (vertically paired diamond shapes) design, and lower taniko border featuring aramoana (pathway of the sea) design

Detail of ME001154 kaitaka huaki showing upper taniko border featuring waharua kopito (vertically paired diamond shapes) design, and lower taniko border featuring aramoana (pathway of the sea) design

Fig. 88. Some weaving patterns.a-d, triangle motifs on side borders; e-k, triangle, lozenge, "hour glass," and zigzag motifs on lower borders.

Fig. 88. Some weaving patterns.a-d, triangle motifs on side borders; e-k, triangle, lozenge, "hour glass," and zigzag motifs on lower borders.

Taniko pattern, huaki cloak with three taniko borders, courtesy of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2007.616);

Taniko pattern, huaki cloak with three taniko borders, courtesy of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2007.616);

Tāniko Sampler by Rangimarie Hetet.  Found at Waikato Museum.  Beautiful!  Stunning!!

Tāniko Sampler by Rangimarie Hetet. Found at Waikato Museum. Beautiful! Stunning!!

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