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Wahakura Rīwā

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

Kete Whakairo

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

Winner of a Pēpe Pack

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).

3 pocket wallet

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

Treasure Box

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

Potae

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

Kakahu

Tissue Box Cover

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

Table Runner

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

Maro Matariki

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

First Big Commission

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

Wahakura Rīwā

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

Kete Whakairo

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

5 pocket wallet

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

Ipu Whenua (placenta box)

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

Whāriki

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

Potae

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

Tissue Box Cover

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

Potae

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

Builder's Apron

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

Hieke

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

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