Turapa (woven panels). Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand

Turapa (woven panels). Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand

Māori weavers developed tāniko by introducing coloured horizontal threads to the whatu twining technique. They worked out that they could combine full and half twists to bring one or another colour to the front. In this way, they could create intricate geometric patterns.

Māori weavers developed tāniko by introducing coloured horizontal threads to the whatu twining technique. They worked out that they could combine full and half twists to bring one or another colour to the front. In this way, they could create intricate geometric patterns.

Annabelle Buick Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Mixed Media Weaving Whetu

Annabelle Buick Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Mixed Media Weaving Whetu

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