How to Make a Piupiu

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SKU:
9780143009450
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Author:
Leilani Rickard
Released:
Aug-19
Status:
Re-released
Format:
Paperback

This highly illustrated book gives step-by-step instructions on how to make your own piupiu, the traditional Maori flax skirt. Experienced Rotorua weaver Leilani Rickard covers everything you need to know - from customary uses of harakeke or flax, to the simple tools you will need to finish the garment.

Colour photographs record every phase of the craft process; from selecting the right flax frond to cutting and preparing it; to dyeing the flax through to binding and strengthening the waistband; pattern making; storage of the finished garment and more. The craft advice is accompanied by a gallery of flax skirt creations in both traditional and modern styles.