A unique weaving tradition

Part of story: Te raranga me te whatu

Revival of the whare whakairo

Māori carving school By the 1920s the traditional arts associated with building whare whakairo were in serious decline.

Part of story: Māori architecture - whare Māori

Ancestors

Apanui Ringamutu Te Whānau-ā-Apanui is named after the 17th-century ancestor, Apanui Ringamutu. (He was also known by the Ngāti Awa people as Apanui Te Haua and Apanui Te Kuti.) The tribe

Part of story: Te Whānau-ā-Apanui

Plants for weaving

Harakeke and wharariki Harakeke (flax) and wharariki (mountain flax) were the main plants used for weaving. Their tough, sword-shaped

Part of story: Te ngahere – forest lore

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