Come and watch as weavers bring the art of whatu kākahu (making cloaks) to life.
Where: Visa Gallery, Level 4 - Te Papa
Every Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 noon until 4pm, you can interact with practitioners of this living art form at Te Pā Harakeke o Hine-te-iwaiwa | The Weavers’ Studio. This space is the heart of Te Papa’s exhibition Kahu Ora | Living Cloaks.
Our first group of weavers in residence, Ngā Tapuwae o Hine-te-iwaiwa, will be in the Weavers’ Studio from Friday 8 June to Sunday 8 July 2012.
Ngā Tapuwae o Hine-te-iwaiwa:
Ngā Tapuwae o Hine-te-iwaiwa (in the footsteps of Hine-te-iwaiwa) is a group of weaving students and tutors, led by Kohai Grace. The group is based at Hongoeka Marae (Ngāti Toa Rangatira) in Plimmerton and affiliated with Whitireia Polytechnic.
During their time at the Weavers’ Studio, the weavers are working on a kahu huruhuru (feather cloak). Once completed, the cloak will stay at Hongoeka Marae as a cloak for all the hapū (subtribe).