Papaka – Māori Fibre Arts



Harakeke Plaited Art

Plaited art objects are made from the strong and versatile fibre of the Harakeke (Phormium tenax) plant. Harakeke, also called New Zealand Flax, grows naturally in New Zealand and Norfolk Island. Strict rules regarding the harvest of Harakeke leaves ensure continuing growth and minimal impact on the natural environment.


Harakeke Plant at Aotearoa’s East Coast


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Kete Pikau – Backpack

Sculptural Flowers made from Harakeke

Putiputi – Harakeke Flowers

Anne Eddy