Te Puna Waiora : The Weavers of Te Kahui Whiritoi
Raranga, the Māori art of weaving, is deeply bound with the customs and protocols of te ao Māori.
The weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi are considered to be the most accomplished of all Māori weavers, and are of great significance to the art history of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Written in te reo Māori and English, this book shares the energy, culture and strength of the weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi, and their taonga. It honours their voices, stories and knowledge, celebrating weaving as a significant art form with a long and special history and a vibrant future.
Features: Kakahu,, whāriki (mats), kete, pōtae (hats), piupiu, tukutuku panels, pākē (rain capes), paraerae (shoes) and more.
Beautifully photographed works, insightful texts, and engaging, personal interviews with many of the weavers. Published by Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, we absolutely love this book!
225 x 275 mm