A 3 day Wānanga from 4pm Thursday 26 April with a Pōwhiri at 5pm and closing Sunday 29 April at 9.30am 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.
Introducing beginner weavers to the art of weaving.
Extending learning of those who already know how to weave
Learning a karakia and understanding its significance
How to look after a kōrari plant and to harvest the leaves.
Extending your knowledge of kōrari, and its use.
Introduction to tikanga
There is huge importance in looking after a kōrari plant therefore there will be an emphasis in that area. To have an abundance of quality rau-leaves to weave, you MUST learn how to look after the kōrari- flax bush. 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.