This Kete whakairo is authentic, hand woven in traditional maori weaving methods, from NZ Harakeke (Flax). The handles are made from the flax and the feathers from the Heihei (chicken) The weaver is a well-known kuia from Te Whanau-A-Apanui. Constructed strong for everyday use if you so desire. Each piece is woven with Aroha (Love), a wonderful Koha or accessory for yourself. 100% natural NZ beauty!