Story: Te raranga me te whatu

Tukutuku artwork, 1992

Contemporary Māori artists are using the techniques and conventions of traditional Māori fibre work in their artworks. This piece, titled 'Taonga tuku iho', was made by Kahutoi Te Kanawa in 1992. It uses a mixture of modern materials and the native fibres kiekie and pīngao, in the form of a meeting house. 

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Kahutoi Te Kanawa, 'Te raranga me te whatu - Revival of Māori fibre work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2022)

Story by Kahutoi Te Kanawa, published 22 Oct 2014