Kōrero: Manufacturing – an overview

Weaving

Weaving

The women and children shown in this 1906 painting are making korowai (cloaks). Weaving was a manufacturing process fundamental to Māori society. It was used to make clothing, kete and other containers, mats and sandals. The fishing nets, rope, and the tukutuku paneling visible on the wall of the wharenui in which the women and children are working, were all made with weaving techniques.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil on canvas by Gottfried Lindauer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ian Hunter, 'Manufacturing – an overview - Early manufacturing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/25092/weaving (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Ian Hunter, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010