Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Extracting muka

Dame Rangimārie Hetet from Ngāti Maniapoto shows how to extract muka (fibre) from harakeke (flax). Muka was used for weaving, and made into cord for adzes, fences, houses and canoes.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - Plants for weaving', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007