We are full members of Te Roopu Raranga Whatu O Aotearoa and follow traditional Maori tikanga (customs) when creating our pieces of art.
At this point, I would also like to acknowledge some of my tutors. Foremost Whaea Judy Robson-Deane and Whaea Te Orihau Te Tai who not only thought me weaving but have been a big part of my “growing up” in the Maori World. I also like to mention Whaea Ann Uerata who inspired me to start this journey in the first place (and was my very first tutor) and Erangi Brodie who is always there for me when I need advice in life. I could not have learnt so much about Maori culture, customs, and art without these dear friends – despite marrying into a rather large whanau as well.
We strive to keep this old art alive and share our knowledge as our tutors encouraged us to do. However, learning from other cultures around the world is a big part of our weaving journey as well.
Thank you for stopping by and now let us take you along on this journey with us.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, kia ora anō tātou.
Kia Ora, Thank you, Danke! ~ Rita & Geoffrey Baker x