Explore the Maori culture of New Zealand while learning traditional weaving techniques–beginners welcome!
Welcome to Aho Amerika! Aho: cord, string, weft, cross threads, line of descent; that which connects, and Amerika: America!
Karley and Kapotahi are two Maori women from New Zealand who reside in the USA with years of traditional weaving experience. Weaving kakahu (garments) helps us stay grounded in our cultural values and also helps us to connect to others through sharing this knowledge. We combine our traditional finger twining weaving techniques with modern materials to help you create a contemporary Maori feather cloak sample. If you have an allergy to feathers, we will provide an alternative embellishment for you.
Through our workshop you will learn:
This is a beginner level class and is suitable for all 12+.