Te Mahi Kete

Te Mahi Kete

Book Title: Te Mahi Kete

Author: Mick Pendergrast

Format: Paperback | 100 pages

Publication Date: 24 Nov 2008

ISBN-13: 9780143011033

Anyone can learn to make a plaited kete, one of the oldest and most popular of Maori art forms, from the leaves of New Zealand flax (phormium tenax). Te Mahi Kete gives detailed, step-by-step instructions, illustrated with numerous line drawings and black-and-white photographs, for preparing the flax and plaiting two simple types of kete. It also shows variations in technique for starting and finishing, making the handles and incorporating a decorative pattern.