I remember doing something sort of like this when I was about 12 years old. Not nearly so cool, though. I'd love to set one up in the back yard for the kids and the adults!
Maori art weaving Annabelle Buick Nga Whetu
Backpack with half fine weave and koru design made by me.
NZ flax weaving blog - baby basket (wahakura) filled with kete
Wahakura Babies need a protected space to sleep during their critical first months
Treasures of Matariki | Pataka
Karmen Thomson - one of her kete. Really open weave
Flax Weaving by Daughter of the Sun
Harakeke (Flax) Whariki (Mat) Weaving at home by Jackie Wallace.
Weave a basket using native New Zealand plants and traditional Maori techniquehttp://photo2.craftgawker.com/wp-content/uploads/craft/2011/02/79282.jpegs
Michele Dales, flax kete
kete pango by Maua Aotearoa, via Flickr
Flax weaving instructions – fantail
weaving flax tutorials
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.
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