Whariki / woven mat (Maniapoto)
This whariki (woven mat) was made by Dame Rangimarie Hetet in 1963. Made from kiekie. Natural kiekie and dyed green kiekie (bush plant) have been used and woven to create the pattern, "Karu o te Whenua", also known as "Wahi Rua".
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Made from harakeke (flax strips). Natural undyed and dyed green harakeke. Pattern used is "Karu o te Whenua".
Courtesy Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga O Waikato