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Māori Weaving with Erenora Puketapu-Hetet

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  • The latest version of the much-loved book:'Māori Weaving with Erenora Puketapu-Hetet' is a must have for all students of Māori Weaving.

    Written by renowned Māori weaver, teacher and artist, Erenora Puketapu-Hetet (1941-2006)

    At the time she wrote the book 'Māori Weaving with Ereora Puketapu-Hetet'. there were no books about Māori Weaving written by a Māori weaver. The book was first published in 1989 and quickly became a favourite of students of Māori art and culture and especially those learning Raranga, Taaniko and Whatu Kākahu.

    After managing to obtain the rights from the previous publisher,, the family were able to update the book 'Māori Weaving with Erenora Puketapu-Hetet' with notes Erenora had made in a 2nd edition copy along with images from the exhibition Legacy: The Art of Rangi and Erenora Puketapu-Hetet' This latest edition was published in 2016 and is now at the end of the second print run.

    Our stocks are low so getting a copy now is advised as we are not sure if or when we'll do another print run.

    Softcover | Publisher Hetet Press | Published 2016 | Pages 116 | ISBN 9780473371296

    Author : Erenora Puketapu-Hetet · Bind : Hardback · Dewey classification : 746.410993 

    Publisher: Hetet Press

  • At the time Erenora wrote this book, it was the first written from a weaver's perspective. A valuable resource for all weaving students, Māori Weaving with Erenora Puketapu-Hetet emphasises the importance of the spiritual side of Māori weaving, which cannot be separated from the manual skills. The book includes a guide to the many plants that can be used for weaving and dyeing and step-by-step instructions for weaving a kono, a headband and two kinds of traditional plaits.

    Well known in Aoetearoa New Zealand for her weaving, Erenora's work has also been exhibited widely throughout Australia, the Pacific, Europe and North America. Her concern for the future of Māori weaving, particularly the need for students to be aware of the traditional customs of this sacred art from, was her main motive in writing this text.

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