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Te Rito - National Weaving School

Te Rito, named after the baby shoot at the heart of the flax bush, was built in 1994. At this school, male and female students have the honour of learning traditional Māori weaving techniques, as taught by experienced tutors. This tohu is for 2 years and is 40 hours per week, 47 weeks of the year. 

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Pākē - 3443TE

Pākē (rain cape) are practical everyday garments made by attaching hundreds of leaf strips (harekeke - NZ flax) to a woven foundation. The harakeke channelled off the rain. This Pākē has been fashioned with strands of muka fibre within the flax.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 910mm x 385mm
$1,490.00

Kete Whakairo - 5189AM

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 320mm x 260mm
$470.00

Kete Whakairo - 5150AE

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 300mm x 170mm
$260.00

Kete Whakairo - 5175AM

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

Material: Harakeke

Measurements: 250mm x 170mm
$470.00

Kete Whakairo Puhera - 5187AM

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

This kete is fashioned as a puhera (purse or clutch) so does not have straps.

Material: Harakeke

Measurements: 300mm x 180mm
$370.00

Kete Whakairo - 5151AM

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 220mm x 160mm
$440.00

Kete Whakairo - 2440AM

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 250mm x 180mm
$445.00

Kete Whakairo - 5136ML

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 255mm x 110mm x 50mm
$390.00

Kete Whakairo - 5141ML

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 240mm x 120mm
$340.00

Kete Whakairo - 5131ML

Kete whakairo are woven flax bags of a finer quality than the general utilitarian kete. They are normally made from prepared strips of flax and/or kiekie, some of which have been dyed. Kete whakairo may also feature geometric designs.

Material: Harakeke

Measurements: 280mm x 170mm
$390.00

Pākē - 2654LK

Pākē are (rain capes) - practical, everyday garments made by attaching hundreds of leaf strips, called Harakeke (NZ Flax) to a woven foundation. The harakeke channeled off the rain. This pākē has been fashioned with strands of muka or fibre within the Flax.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 920mm x 400mm
$1,250.00

Pākē - 4609MP

Pākē are (rain capes) - practical, everyday garments made by attaching hundreds of leaf strips, called Harakeke (NZ Flax) to a woven foundation. The harakeke channeled off the rain. This pākē has been fashioned with strands of muka or fibre within the Flax.

Artist description:

This particular pākē is more about the resource used than the patterns displayed.

I wanted to showcase the natural beauty of the ‘spotted’ and ‘discoloured’ harakeke and muka or in some sense ‘decolonise the mind’ when it comes to the expectations of raranga/whatu.

Material: Harakeke & Muka

Measurements: 730mm x 520mm
$3,300.00