Expert weaver Dame Rangimārie Hetet demonstrates Māori weaving techniques in 1986. First she obtains the strong fibre (muka) from a flax leaf by scraping it with a sharp shell. Once the muka has been softened by pounding, she weaves it with feathers into a cloak. The combination of muka and feathers creates a warm fabric.
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