Tokelauan women in the Wellington area formed weaving groups to make kie tau (fine mats). Most mats were made of pandanus leaves but sometimes synthetic fibres such as waste packing-case materials were used. These were obtained from car assembly plants where many Tokelauan husbands worked.
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Pātaka - Porirua Museum of Arts and Cultures
Photograph by Geoff Marshall
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