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Donna Campbell

Te Puna Waiora: The Weavers of Te Kahui Whiritoi, by Donna Campbell

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Raranga, the Māori art of weaving, is deeply bound with the customs and protocols of te ao Māori. The weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi are considered to be the most accomplished of all Māori weavers, and are of great significance to the art history of Aotearoa New Zealand. Written in te reo Māori and English, this book shares the energy, culture and strength of the weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi, and their taonga. It honours their voices, stories and knowledge, celebrating weaving as a significant artform with a long and special history and a vibrant future.


  • Kakahu,, whāriki (mats), kete, pōtae (hats), piupiu, tukutuku panels, pākē (rain capes), paraerae (shoes) and more.
  • Beautifully photographed works by Whero Bailey, Cath Brown, Te Aue Davis, Diggeress Te Kanawa, Matekino Lawless, Toi Te Rito Maihi, Eddie Maxwell, Saana Murray, Pareaute Nathan, Ranui Ngarimu, Reihana Parata, Connie Pewhairangi, Emily Schuster, Riria Smith, Sonia Snowden, Madeleine Tangohau, Christina Wirihana and Mere Walker.
  • Insightful texts by Donna Campbell, Awhina Tamarapa and Ngahuia Te Awekotuku.
  • Engaging, personal interviews with many of the weavers.

    ISBN: 9781877375712
    Author: Donna Campbell
    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
    Pages: 200
    Dimensions: 225 x 275 mm
    Bind: Hardback
    Publication Date: 01-12-2021