This is a 3 day wānanga beginning with a pōwhiri at 5pm on Thursday 26 November and closing Sunday 29 November at 10am with karakia.
Nau Mai Haere Mai
Harakeke / Kōrari / Phormium tenax/ NZ flax:
Flax is a taonga which has being used for centuries in multiple ways. It was essential in boat and sale building, providing everyday belongings, and works of art and a never ending sustainable resource.
Paa Te Aroha Weaving Group meets four times a year at Whirinaki Marae, Hokianga, Northland. They will be participating in a Wānanga held at Piritahi Marae bringing their knowledge and skills to share.
This wānanga will:
Introduce beginner weavers to the art of weaving
Extend learning of those who already know how to weave
Extend your knowledge of kōrari (flax) and its uses, including how to look after a kōrari plant and to harvest the leaves
Provide an introduction to tikanga including learning karakia and understanding its significance
To have an abundance of quality rau – leaves, to weave, you will learn how to look after the kōrari. As part of the koha to the marae we will be cleaning around the bushes.
While gaining knowledge around the kōrari plant there will ample opportunities to extend knowledge on tikanga, Māori cultural practices and principles, and stories of the Whare Whakairo, Kia Piritahi.
All levels of ability are welcome. This is a Noho Marae experience so accommodation is provided.
Children are welcome but childcare is not provided.