Story: Te raranga me te whatu

Early weavers' hui, 1953

Early weavers' hui, 1953

Soon after the Maori Women's Welfare League was formed in 1951, it took steps to preserve and revive traditional art forms such as weaving. In 1953 Rangimārie Hetet led a hui to teach weaving skills at Waipātōtō Marae, Te Kūiti. Among those attending were (from left) Rongomaiwahine Baker, Maringi Joseph, Queenie Atutahi, Hoki Barton and Te Aorangi Wetere. 

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Reference: Rora Paki-Titi, Rangimarie: recollections of her life. Wellington: Huia publishers, 1998, p.64

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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