July 11, 2013
Master weaver sharing skills in US
Fresh from co-ordinating the weaving of tukutuku panels for the United Nations headquarters in New York, Rotorua-based master weaver, Christina Wirihana, is heading for the other side of North America to share her knowledge.
Mrs Wirihana has a residency at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where she'll collaborate with Northwest Coast weavers with the aim of combining Māori and Northwest Coast techniques, pattern and weaving materials.
She will be joined by her mother, master weaver, Matekino Lawless.
Christina Wirihana will also present two papers to the Pacific Arts Association Conference in Vancouver in August on behalf of arts organization Toi Māori Aotearoa and the Eastern Institute of Technology’s Toihoukura art school.
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