Te maki Tammata (weaving flax mats) - YouTube

Te maki Tammata (weaving flax mats) - YouTube

Maori Flax woven birthing mat, about 30 years old, can be hung up on the wall. measures 91cm high and 100cm

Maori Flax woven birthing mat, about 30 years old, can be hung up on the wall. measures 91cm high and 100cm

These are the whaariki (mats) that some of our whanau made, which we use at our marae for special occasions - made from harakeke (flax)

These are the whaariki (mats) that some of our whanau made, which we use at our marae for special occasions - made from harakeke (flax)

Alixene Curtis - whaariki in progress

Alixene Curtis - whaariki in progress

Whāriki are woven mats from natural fibre such as Harakeke (Phormium species) or Kiekie (Freycinetia baueriana). Traditionally, Whāriki were used as floor mats, ceremonial mats, for wall decoration...

WHĀRIKI – DECORATIVE WALL HANGINGS

Whāriki are woven mats from natural fibre such as Harakeke (Phormium species) or Kiekie (Freycinetia baueriana). Traditionally, Whāriki were used as floor mats, ceremonial mats, for wall decoration...

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