Story: Tall broadleaf trees

Nīkau kete

Nīkau kete

This food basket or kete is made of nīkau fronds. Nīkau leaves and fronds were used by Māori to thatch roofs, and for weaving mats, hats and kete.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Tall broadleaf trees - Coastal trees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13757/nikau-kete (accessed 25 January 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007