Story: Te raranga me te whatu

Te Rito

Te Rito

These are some of the taonga (treasures) on display at Te Rito, the national weaving school based at Te Puia, the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, in Rotorua. Te Rito replaced the previous school, Te Whare Raranga, in 1994. It offers both night classes and a three-year full-time course, and provides an environment of excellence in which traditional knowledge of weaving is able to thrive.

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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 14 August 2022)

Story by Kahutoi Te Kanawa, published 22 Oct 2014