Author(s): Miriama Evans and Ranui Ngarimu
reprinting This stunning book presents a photographic survey that traverses the concepts and values of tradtional MÃÂ¢ori weaving through to innovative, contemporary weaving practice. The evocative photos and text reveal the spiritual significance of weaving within MÃÂ¢ori culture. First published 2005.
Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Lifestyle and Contemporary Culture Category 2006.
Miriama Evans (Ngati Mutunga, Ngai Tahu) is one of the Spiral Collective that first published Keri Hulme's The Bone People in 1983. She was a co-editor of The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry, Nga Kupu Titohu o Aotearoa in 1989. Ranui Ngarimu (Ngati Mutunga, Ngai Tahu) is a weaver using traditional Maori technology. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is the current Chairperson of Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa, the National Maori Weavers Collective of New Zealand.