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Woven by hand using the leaves of the harakeke (NZ flax - phormium tenax) © 2017 art by RIWA Ltd

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Pattern #112 from Raranga Whakairo book Harakeke Commercial dye (black) © 2013 art by RIWA

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From the 2016 Hawkes Bay Womens Lifestyle Expo Pēpe pack consists of a Whāriki Pōnini (change mat), Ipu Whenua (placenta box) and Wahakura Rīwā (baby bassinet).

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A Riwa design A friend asked if I could make a wallet from harakeke. I guess I can. © 2017 art by RIWA Ltd

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2 kono - one as a lid and one as a base Harakeke Commercial dyes (black, mod red) © 2017 art by RIWA Ltd

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A hat made from harakeke Harakeke Commercial dyes (black, mod red) © 2016 art by RIWA Ltd

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Something suggested by my mother to try - yes, it worked. Harakeke @2016 art by RIWA Ltd

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Made for my kids table, using niho taniwha pattern Harakeke @2016 art by RIWA Ltd

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Made from harakeke and muka (fibre from inside the harakeke leaf), maro was traditionally worn by men to cover their genitalia Harakeke Commercial dyes (black, red, yellow, green) © 2014 art by RIWA

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20 Kete Riwai (19 hanging in a tree) Harakeke © 2016 art by RIWA Ltd

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Hand woven baby bed made from the leaves of the harakeke (NZ flax - phormium tenax). © 2016 art by RIWA Ltd

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My cousin wanted a green kete. I wanted to use a patikitiki pattern for her Harakeke Muka Commercial dyes (bright green, light green) © art by RIWA 2015

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A Riwa design, extending from the 3 pocket wallet. Harakeke Commercial dyes © 2017 art by RIWA Ltd

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a hand woven container to bury your placenta in Harakeke © 2015 art by RIWA Ltd

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Wall hanging using the korari (flower stalk) to hang from Harakeke Korari Commercial dyes (golden yellow, brown)

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Double-walled open top potae Harakeke © 2015 art by RIWA Ltd

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Using 2 different widths of whenu (strips), a cool design with 2 colours Harakeke Commercial dye (black)

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Commissioned by a friend, she wanted a cowgirl hat Harakeke ©2015 art by RIWA

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My son asked if I could make a builders apron from harakeke - apparently I can. Harakeke Commercial dyes (mod red, golden yellow) © 2015 art by RIWA

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Made for my mother to wear at my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary party Harakeke Commercial dyes (turquoise, blue) © 2017 art by RIWA Ltd