Dame Rangimarie Hetet was the most renowned Maori weaver of last century. Her radical approach to teaching weaving in the 1950s helped revitalise an art form in serious decline.
Diggeress Te Kanawa, daughter of Rangimarie Hetet, was an influential Maori weaver and an inspirational teacher. She was a leader in the revival of Maori weaving that began in the 1950s.
For Erenora Puketapu-Hetet, weaving was a living, changing art. She was as committed to innovation as she was to custom, and was passionate about passing on her knowledge.
Te Aue Takotoroa Davis was a renowned weaver, historian, and advocate for Maori arts and culture. For her, innovation meant rediscovering the past as much as experimenting with the new.
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