So you can ensure the plant grows back healthily to gather from again and that you gather the leaves in a way that will give you the best weaving outcome.
So you know the best and most efficient way to prepare whenu (weaving strips) that are easy to weave with.
So they're even easier to weave with and to ensure you end up with a better finished woven item.
The basics and the nice-to-haves.
Kaiako for the Hetet School of Māori Art and much-loved weaving teacher and renowned Māori weaver, Veranoa will be your guide.
With your food basket and my food basket, we will all do well
Rourou pictured woven by course student Bybi Clarke