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Maori weaving by uwwees, via Flickr

Maori weaving by uwwees, via Flickr

Piupiu, Te Ira Wahine

Piupiu, Te Ira Wahine

'Matariki' by Veranoa Hetet. A reversible cloak made entirely of flax (unprocessed, piupiu and fibre). The top woven panel has the Matariki pattern on one side and Waahi rua on the reverse. Both patterns represent those who have passed on. When wearing this cloak one is embraced by them. The piupiu at the bottom gives weight to the cloak and represents the gifts handed down by our ancestors - anchoring Māori in tradition.

'Matariki' by Veranoa Hetet. A reversible cloak made entirely of flax (unprocessed, piupiu and fibre). The top woven panel has the Matariki pattern on one side and Waahi rua on the reverse. Both patterns represent those who have passed on. When wearing this cloak one is embraced by them. The piupiu at the bottom gives weight to the cloak and represents the gifts handed down by our ancestors - anchoring Māori in tradition.

piupiu maori - Google Search

piupiu maori - Google Search

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Steps in making a Piupiu Photo: Michelle Mayn A piupiu is a skirt made from the leaves of the New Zealand flax, worn by Māori on ce...

Steps in making a Piupiu Photo: Michelle Mayn A piupiu is a skirt made from the leaves of the New Zealand flax, worn by Māori on ce...

Steps in making a Piupiu Photo: Michelle Mayn A piupiu is a skirt made from the leaves of the New Zealand flax, worn by Māori on ce...

Steps in making a Piupiu Photo: Michelle Mayn A piupiu is a skirt made from the leaves of the New Zealand flax, worn by Māori on ce...

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piupiu maori - Google Search

piupiu maori - Google Search

Flax Weaving - Pokinikini for making a Piupiu

Flax Weaving - Pokinikini for making a Piupiu