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.

Detail of Kaitaka paepaeroa (fine flax cloak with vertical weft rows and taniko borders) 1800-1840; Te Ati Awa iwi (tribe); muka (flax fibre), natural dye; On loan from David Pitt (DE000107/1)

Detail of Kaitaka paepaeroa (fine flax cloak with vertical weft rows and taniko borders) 1800-1840; Te Ati Awa iwi (tribe); muka (flax fibre), natural dye; On loan from David Pitt (DE000107/1)

Inspired by the painting below it (Tiki and Papaatuanuku) by Anahera (Alixene) Truly love the earthy colours of this piece

Inspired by the painting below it (Tiki and Papaatuanuku) by Anahera (Alixene) Truly love the earthy colours of this piece

Art of belarusian authors | Art community of Belarus | Hanna Yakush

Art of belarusian authors | Art community of Belarus | Hanna Yakush

from Karu Hapuka series - Jill Fleming

New Zealand and basketry

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This maori cloak has lots of different taniko patterning an example of this is the aramoana,sea stripes.

This maori cloak has lots of different taniko patterning an example of this is the aramoana,sea stripes.

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