Onehunga High School

RARANGA FOR BEGINNERS (MAORI WEAVING)

Description

A beginners class teaching you the basic techniques of traditional Maori art form of Mahi Raranga (flax weaving) This covers basic fundamental in Tikanga, history and mahi raranga processes with harakeke. Harvesting harakeke and treatments consisting of hapene, boiling/dyeing to prepare the harakeke for basic awesome projects including putiputi, (flowers) kono (small containers) bracelets, decorations, waikawa (large container) and wall hangings. 6 evening classes and 1 x 4 hour workshop to be held within the first two Saturdays of course commencement depending on class discussion for attendance suitability and weather permitting. Class is held in a relaxed and open environment. Please bring a hand towel and scissors for your first class.