Join Aver-Kathleen for a holistic experience of raranga weaving in accordance and alignment with traditional indigenous practices (Tikanga and Kaupapa Māori). You'll learn the basic skills to weave a kete.
Learn to weave a kete and harvest harakeke in accordance with traditional indigenous practices (Tikanga and Kaupapa Māori)
By the end of the programme students will have gained traditional knowledge and understanding of the procedures surrounding raranga. Students will also learn the practical skills associated with weaving a kete. If there is sufficient time and ability, we may have time to also begin weaving a kono (food basket). Students will take home an information pack to support their raranga learning journey. At the end of the workshop students will have completed a kete each; to gift / take home.
[The learner should always gift their first piece, in accordance with tikanga]
Kia Ora my name is Aver-Kathleen Watford. I am a from Te Arawa (Rototrua) and Te Rarawa (Kaitaia). I am the proud mother of a 8 month baby boy. My journey with raranga formally began a year ago, when I started studying at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.