Saturday, April 4, 2009

Weavers at Work

Te Puia, Rotorua. 2007 Ajr
I love watching Maori weavers at work. There's something quite mesmerising about watching their fingers fly as they deftly weave the strands of harakeke (flax) into often elaborate articles. I was in my element then, at Te Puia in Rotorua, when I visited during my last Frommers New Zealand trip in 2007. They are home to the marvellous New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Insitute, where you can watch art works being created in both the carving and the weaving schools.

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