Rapaki and piu piu Traditional Maori Costume

I embroidered a very similar Pari (bodice) to this one when my daughter joined an Australian based Kapa haka group.

Flax Weaving - Pokinikini for making a Piupiu

Flax Weaving - Pokinikini for making a Piupiu

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Tanniko: century Maori skirt: handwoven flax skirt worn by female dancers - this non-loom weaving technique was developed first by the Maori people.

This image is of a piupiu(traditional Maori type of clothing) with a taniko(a form of weaving).

wonderful piupiu - love the colour. Another of Anahera Alixene Curtis beauties

Another of Anahera Alixene Curtis beauties

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