Harakeke Classroom Chart | Te Reo Maori Resources

Harakeke Classroom Chart | Te Reo Maori Resources

Māori liken the flax plant to a family, with the central shoot (rito) representing the baby. The leaves protecting the rito are called the parents (awhi rito or mātua). Only the leaves on the outside of the plant, the grandparents (tūpuna), can be cut, or else the plant will be weakened.

Māori liken the flax plant to a family, with the central shoot (rito) representing the baby. The leaves protecting the rito are called the parents (awhi rito or mātua). Only the leaves on the outside of the plant, the grandparents (tūpuna), can be cut, or else the plant will be weakened.

A great blog with plenty of basic weaving information and techniques using harakeke (flax)

A great blog with plenty of basic weaving information and techniques using harakeke (flax)

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