weave basket

weave basket--this looks like the kind of weaving a friend showed me that women from Papua New Guinea do from straps around boxes.

note to self if ever stranded on a desert island? ..j

note to self if ever stranded on a desert island? Shoes made Palm Leaves!

Harakeke Classroom Chart | Te Reo Maori Resources

Two bilingual charts describing the harakeke plant and it's traditional and contemporary uses

Teardrop shaped wedding bouquet inspired by nz paua shell, turquoise blue and purple hand woven and dyed flax flowers with silver flax netting

A wide range of flax bridal bouquets from posey style flax bouquets to arm held front facing flax wedding bouquets

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

Maori Design Patrick James Kura Gallery New Zealand Design Carved Leather Kowhaiwhai Kete

Maori Design Patrick James Kura Gallery New Zealand Design Carved Leather Kowhaiwhai Kete

This Kete is handmade from Harakeke (flax) and the Piupiu on the outside of the Kete are half flax half Muka (flax fiber) that has been stripped using a  Paua shell to remove the husk from the flax leaving a beautiful white twine (Muka).

Kete Puipui 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.

SK026 - Clutch Purse Kete - Black/Natural - MAORI > Maori gifts, Maori Clothing & Maori Jewellery online @ ITI GIFTS

Gorgus clutch purse with intricate weaving.

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