This peaceful scene painted by Gottfried Lindauer shows women weaving kono (food baskets) and kete (storage baskets) from flax. This essential activity was carried out collectively and often, as in this case, in the morning or evening, since daytime hours were devoted to food production.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil on canvas by Gottfried Lindauer, 1903
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