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Make a Flax Basket - Kono

When:

Sat 4 Apr 2020, 10:00am–2:00pm

Where: Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Rd, Manurewa, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: 1rocknartist

Make a Kono basket - Sustainable flax square basket.

The kono basket is one of the first items you make prior to learning to weave a kete/flax kit. The base skills learnt, will allow you to make a variety of different sized baskets and bowls and move towards learning how to make a kete.

All equipment and material provided.

The following will be covered:
- Tikanga (Custom) of mahi raranga/weaving
- How to identify the correct type of flax to harvest from
- How to harvest flax sustainably
- Prepare harakeke/flax for weaving
- Make a four corner kono basket

Complete your very first kono!

The base skills you learn will enable you to start building a foundation to aim towards creating more complex items in the future if you so wish - kete timata, kete whiri (plait kete), whariki (mats), pieke (backpack), kete whakairo (patterned kete), flat bottom kete, etc.

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