Weaving Wananga – 22-25 July 2013 – Day 3

Kia ora Whanau,

Hope you all hada fabulous weekend and you enjoyed our change in the weather today. another beautiful day in Te Tairawhiti – aren’t we lucky!:D

Now its time to revisit our event that happened over the holidaes.
Day Three: Below is a photo of my friend and colleague – Toni Sadlier a current 3rd Year Degree Student at Toihoukura majoring in the Art of Weaving (Raranga) helping one of my old friends John Lamb (a student at the wananga) who has been involved in different areas of weaving for a number of years – more so Kakahu/Korowai. It was great to see one of my previous classmates join us again for a week of Whanaungatanga and Raranga. Ka pai you John being our only male on the course – Ka mau te wehi!

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The ladies featured below are local women from Tolaga Bay and Manutuke – here working on their second if not third kono kete.
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Below are the tamariki that graced our presence for a couple days and their owners Tracie and Raiha who did well to complete a combination of kono, neville longbottom and whiri kete (for kumara) over the four days.

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Some good korero happening…

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Some awesome mahi happening…

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Some advice from another experienced Weaver, colleaugue and current 3rd Year Degree student at Toihoukura – Ani Leach – with an awesome lady Tracie

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Toni having some one on one time with our mate Bronwyn current Degree student at Toihoukura…

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Oh Hoana you beautiful lady.. you made my week and you did soo well with your mahi.. Very glad to meet you and work with you 🙂

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Clara Jane, Ngapaki and Mere checking out their flash kete 🙂

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One of our ataahua putiputi makers…

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John prepping for his whiri kete – the only one who had time to dye his whenu – with great results…

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Bronwyn with her whiri kete in progress and her finished kono kete.

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If you enjoued checking out this blog keep tuned in for the next one which will wrap up our wananga highlights.

Nga mihi
Lee 🙂

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