Nōu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai tatou kātoa.
With your food basket, with my food basket, all of us will prosper.
The rourou speaks so well about co-operation and it is one of the simplest and most quickly woven of baskets. A perfect 'bowl' for kai (well, most foods - except soup).
It is a five-cornered basket like the one pictured here woven by one of our online students - Bybi Clarke
Whereas, the kono is a simple four-cornered basket.
Even though they may look the same, they are actually quite different baskets.
You might like to check out our article about why weaving kono can make you a better weaver.
Pictured below are kono woven by Veranoa Hetet.