Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Piupiu

Piupiu

This piupiu (skirt) is made of muka, the fibre prepared from flax leaves. It has a woven tāniko (waistband). Clothing was one of the many uses of harakeke (flax).

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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - Plants for weaving', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14112/piupiu (accessed 7 May 2021)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007