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Photo: Maori Flax Weaving Wairakei Terraces

A demonstration of flax weaving by Maori woman at the Wairakei Terraces near Taupo on the North Island of New Zealand.

At the Wairakei Terraces on the North Island of New Zealand you can learn a great deal about the culture and traditions of the Maori people. Flax weaving is something that these Maori woman enjoy and there are demonstrations provided for visitors while touring the Wairakei Terraces. A great deal of time and effort is put into the finished artwork that the Maori people create from flax weaving. Maori flax weaving contains a lot of hidden meanings and messages that relate to the spiritual beliefs of the Maori people.A simple tradition is that when someone who is new to flax weaving and their first piece of art is finished, they are to pass it on to a friend or family member. Weaving is one of the arts and crafts that is handed down from generation to generation amongst the Maori families. It is an honor to be taught to flax weave by your mother and even more meaningful when you can teach your own daughter. ... continue below the picture...



Maori Flax Weaving Wairakei Terraces

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Maori Flax Weaving Wairakei Terraces
Photo of Maori woman at the Wairakei Terraces in New Zealand flax weaving.

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... Baskets, bags, purses, clothes and briefcases are just a few of the fine arts that the Maori people at the Wairakei Terraces on the North Island of New Zealand have created. When visiting this fascinating place, be sure not to miss the flax weaving demonstrations.Maori flax weaving demonstration at the Wairakei Terraces near Taupo, North Island, New Zealand.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.

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Maori Flax Weaving Wairakei Terraces
A demonstration of flax weaving by Maori woman at the Wairakei Terraces near Taupo on the North Island of New Zealand.
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Rolf Hicker
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