Kōrero: Pregnancy, birth and baby care

Knitting for the baby, 1994

Knitting for the baby, 1994

Making things for a baby before birth is an important ritual in which parents, family and friends participate. This photograph shows prospective grandfather Maurie Faulknor knitting a baby blanket in 1994. When his daughter announced her pregnancy, Maurie asked his wife Lucy to teach him how to knit so he could make a special blanket for the baby.

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Private collection
Photographs by Lucy Faulknor

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Pregnancy, birth and baby care - Pregnancy attitudes, rituals and clothing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26158/knitting-for-the-baby-1994 (accessed 20 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 24 Oct 2018