Piupiu prices / request a quote

Piupiu do take a long time to make by hand (on average about 40hrs for one!) and considerable skill and experience and this is reflected in their price. We are happy to provide you with a free piupiu quote for your school or group.

Please note that we will need the following details from your side: Sizes (waist measurements in cm or inches NOT Dress size or Age or S,M,L!), Gender and corresponding numbers. If you have an existing pattern we also require a photo of that to give you an accurate price as some patterns are more complex (and time consuming) than others and this will be reflected in the price.

Just to demonstrate how long the process of making a piupiu can be, we’ve created this presentation on the right, on how to make a piupiu. It is NOT a tutorial and if you want to learn how to make a piupiu yourself you best learn on a one on one basis with an experienced kaiako (sorry but we do not give lessons).

As you can imagine if you have a large group of people (perhaps even a mixture of children and adults) we can’t possible “guesstimate” what sizes they are going to wear as each piupiu is essentially made to measure.. and priced accordingly – however, most schools or groups will have around 4-6 generic sizes to also fit future generations – so we do not need a measurement for each person down to the last centimetre (with groups of up to 50 that would be counterproductive) but perhaps groups of sizes – we will group them otherwise from our end.

Even if you are only after 1 for yourself we will still need these details as we can’t possibly guess what you are after. When it comes to Piupiu one size definitely does not fit all!

Please use the form on our contact page to get in touch with us regarding the ordering of a piupiu or the request for a quote for piupiu. If your enquiry is urgent then please give us a call on 021 14 77 395 or 09 403 88 33 or e-mail us directly: flaxworx@gmail.com

Small Children’s Piupiu

Smallest Piupiu is around 22″ – 24″ waist (5-6 year old..) – anything smaller gets very fiddly and more work (equals more time and money) … so they are not that cheap when you want one for your pepi or moko – we recommend to get a cloth version from Kanikani Kids perhaps for that very young age group – also they would last a lot better as the real thing needs a bit of tlc and very young kids usually (not always) can’t understand that yet. Adult sizes start at 30″waists.

Last but not least

On that note – whilst the mumu, poutama etc patterns look great on an adult piupiu – they are not really suitable for children’s piupiu as there is simply not enough space (both in the drop or waist) to work with for a pattern such as this (the more canvas, the more detail in the painting so to speak…) – so for any piupiu smaller than 30″waists we recommend the Korirangi Pattern only.

Below are photos of just a few of the different piupiu we’ve made over the last 10 + years. Some are customer-specific designs and can’t be repeated but there are literally hundreds of different variations of each pattern group.

We do thank you for your understanding!