Copper Kete. Maori traditionally used native flax to weave kete [basket]. This modern interpretation is in copper.

Copper Kete. Maori traditionally used native flax to weave kete [basket]. This modern interpretation is in copper.

Kākahu (cloak weaving). Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand

Kākahu (cloak weaving). Te Puia (Weaving School), Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Rotorura, New Zealand

Various Kete (Satchels made of woven flax by Maori women) for sale at the Otara fleamarket

Various Kete (Satchels made of woven flax by Maori women) for sale at the Otara fleamarket

Addie Wainohu Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Raranga Weaving Kete Piupiu Whakairo Large Natural

Addie Wainohu Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Raranga Weaving Kete Piupiu Whakairo Large Natural

Kete Piupiu 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.

Kete Piupiu 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.

Sonny Hau Harakeke Waeve maori art kura gallery auckland wellington new zealand wall hanging

Sonny Hau Harakeke Waeve maori art kura gallery auckland wellington new zealand wall hanging


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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.

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.

Addie Wainohu Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa  New Zealand Raranga Weaving Kete Piupiu Whakairo Small Green

Addie Wainohu Kura Gallery Maori Art Design Aotearoa New Zealand Raranga Weaving Kete Piupiu Whakairo Small Green

Michele Dales, flax kete ...great colourful kete in background.

Michele Dales, flax kete ...great colourful kete in background.

A good kete (Maori flax woven bag) will go with any resort outfit. Don't buy a Chinese fake, get a real one from New Zealand.

Kura Gallery Maori New Zealand Weaving Raranga Kete Jess Paraone

Kura Gallery Maori New Zealand Weaving Raranga Kete Jess Paraone

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