Linda Hill-Rennie

Linda Hill-Rennie

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I recently returned from a wonderful trip to New Zealand and Australia and am feeling inspired by the wonderful scenery and baskets which I saw around me.  One of the highlights of my trip to New Z…

I recently returned from a wonderful trip to New Zealand and Australia and am feeling inspired by the wonderful scenery and baskets which I saw around me. One of the highlights of my trip to New Z…

Whilst these kete come from a customary Māori base, they incorporate elements of value from other cultures. Similarly so do we as an indigenous people. The challenge for us as a people is to identify those elements that enhance our indigenous identity and release those that are not in our individual or collective interest. Pūtake invites us to look at the fabric of identity we weave in our daily lives.”

Whilst these kete come from a customary Māori base, they incorporate elements of value from other cultures. Similarly so do we as an indigenous people. The challenge for us as a people is to identify those elements that enhance our indigenous identity and release those that are not in our individual or collective interest. Pūtake invites us to look at the fabric of identity we weave in our daily lives.”

Kete Piupiu is made of flax (harakeke) the Puipui are half flax and half Muka Flax fiber). By using a Paua shell to strip the husk fibre off the flax leaving a beautiful white fibre known as Muka.  The Kete has been dyed a soft geen colour.

Kete Piupiu is made of flax (harakeke) the Puipui are half flax and half Muka Flax fiber). By using a Paua shell to strip the husk fibre off the flax leaving a beautiful white fibre known as Muka. The Kete has been dyed a soft geen colour.

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