Friday, August 21, 2009
Song and Dance
On Display at Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Rotorua.
Making a good sized piupiu is a labour intensive business. They can contain up to 250 strands of harakeke (flax), each of which has been treated by hand - often by several people. Once the treated and dyed flax has dried, it forms the thin cylinders that make up the skirt. www.whakarewarewa.com