Story: Te raranga me te whatu


This elegant rāpaki (traditional kilt) was made in 2006 by master weaver Karl Leonard. Made entirely from muka (flax fibre) dyed with natural materials, it has tāniko borders and a decoration of loose muka strands. 

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Kahutoi Te Kanawa, 'Te raranga me te whatu - Kākahu – woven cloaks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 September 2023)

Story by Kahutoi Te Kanawa, published 22 Oct 2014