Flax fish for Matariki - Fifi Colston instructions

Flax fish for Matariki - Fifi Colston instructions Link with "The Little Fishes" legend -

Homemade Poi (Maori Perfomance Objects)

Poi e! (A poi making tutorial)

Recently I was in Taranaki and drove through Patea, famous for the Patea Maori Club and their 1984 NZ Number one hit “Poi e”. An excellent background to the song by Ngoi Pewhairangi an…

'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.

Saw this beautiful "korowai" by Tania Tupu (Beaded Underworld Cloak) @ Te Papa museum shop in Wellington

Saw this beautiful "korowai" by Tania Tupu (Beaded Underworld Cloak) @ Te Papa museum shop in Wellington

Ruhia Pōrutu's kaitaka paepaeroa (fine flax cloak with vertical weft rows and tāniko borders.

Ruhia Pōrutu's kaitaka paepaeroa (fine flax cloak with vertical weft rows and tāniko borders.

kahutoi te kanawa //nga taonga tuku iho

kahutoi te kanawa //nga taonga tuku iho

manono kaitaka rokahurihia ngarimu-cameron

manono kaitaka rokahurihia ngarimu-cameron

Rapaki I made for my mum for Christmas

Rapaki I made for my mum for Christmas

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