Kete whakairo / patterned basket

Rangimarie Hetet
Kete made from natural and dyed flax. The main body of the kete is woven using the pattern "Te Kaaru o te Whenua o Waahi Rua". The bottom of the kete has been joined together using green wool and the upper edge has been finished using the nihoniho (shark tooth) pattern. Yellow muka fibre handles complete the kete.
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Kete whakairo, basket made from flax, natural white fibre and yellow (raurekau dye).
Pattern 'Te Kaaru o te Whenua o Waahi Rua'.
210 x 300mm
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Hetet/Te Kanawa Collection
Courtesy Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga O Waikato
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