Harakeke Kete Whiri workshop held in the glorious scenic location of Inangahua - tutored by Yvonne Hammond
- 24 Feb 2024 (10:00 am) to 25 Feb 2024 (16:00 pm)
- Inangahua Historic Hall, 49 Upper Buller Gorge Road, Inangahua, Buller, 7895
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The Kete Whiri is a traditional pipi kete or kumara harvesting basket.
From plant to product: the flax is prepared with the flax fibre exposed at the end, this is referred to as muka.
The weaving of the kete commences with the muka ends that are plaited together to form a strong durable base for this everyday utility basket.
The next stage is to construct the corners that we will weave up to the desired height of the kete . Finishing off with a plait around the top, and handles to complete your own traditional Maori kete. There is an option to embellish with your own personalised stone, shell, or beads.
As the techniques to weave a kete are more challenging, it is preferable to have had some prior Harakeke Weaving experience. The cultural customs of tikanga and rarangi are covered more extensively in the introductory workshops, please see upcoming workshops for further details.