since we first moved to aotearoa nz a little over a year ago, i’ve wanted to learn a bit of the arts/crafts of the maori. harakeke weaving/plaiting seemed a good place to start, but it wasn’t till a coupla months ago that i’ve had the time AND the money to attend classes.
this is the product(s) of one term with kaumatua don soloman at art station, 3 hours a week. while bags are the prettier and more usual project, i’ve fallen in love with the box type things, and seem to be able to find much more use for them. go here or here to find more pictures and examples of harakeke weaving.