Aho Mutunga Kore
This stunning book presents a photographic survey that traverses the concepts and values of traditional Maori weaving and innovative, contemporary weaving practice. The evocative photos and text reveal the spiritual significance of weaving within Maori culture. A number of the works in the book are featured in the international touring exhibition of Maori weaving, "Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread." Miriama Evans is a member of the Spiral Collective that first published Keri Helme's The Bone People in 1983. She was a co-editor of The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry. Ranui Ngarimu is a widely exhibited weaver using traditional Maori technology. She is the chairperson of Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa, the National Maori Weavers Collective of New Zealand.
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Foreword by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu
Te Moana Whiritoi by Derek Lardelli
Artists and Artworks 166
aho row aho weft AOTEAROA Iwi AOTEAROA/TOI MAORI art form basket braided handles chevrons Christina Hurihia Wirihana cloak colour commercial dye copper wire cord decorative running thread dextrals diamond motifs double-pair twining drawstring eyelets fibre four-ply fringe front edge harakeke harakeke strips horizontal twill houhere hukahuka inside kahu poa kaitaka kakahu karearea kereru Kete kiwi Kete whakairo kiekie Kinikini kiwi feathers korowai kouka kowhiti lacebark lower edge Mahutonga Maori MAORI O AOTEAROA Maori weaving maro miro muka muka handles Nga Puhi Ngai Tahu Ngati Maniapoto panels pheasant feathers PIngao plaiting pokinikini PRIVATE COLLECTION Iwi pukeko Rangimarie Hetet Ranui raurekau ROPU RARANGA WHATU selvedge side single-pair twining sinistrals takapau takitahi checker Tane Tane Mahuta tanekaha taniko pattern tassels techniques three-ply braid top edge torua whakatakoto torua whakatu vertical twill weavers weaving and plaiting weft rows weka WHANAU PRIVATE COLLECTION whariki Whatu o Aotearoa whenu whenu warp whiri braid woven Zealand