Wall Hangings and Whariki

Whariki (large woven mats) have been widely used in Maori every day life, from mats for sleeping on or for special occasion's such as funerals, births or weddings as well as decorations. Regional differences in materials for these are also noted, in some area's Whariki where made of Kuta (see our other plant section) or even Kiekie.

These days we use the same techniques to create decorative wall hangings for homes and offices. The size is almost limitless and so are the colours. All our creations are unique i.e. one offs, no two are the same. Some where inspired by actual events or landscapes and have names which gives them their own identity. We also use other weaving plants such as pingao and kiekie in these creations.

Some we may have in stock but most of these are custom made - so please give us a call for your own piece of Maori inspired art.

Price Range is from about $100 for a small piece to open end - on average about $180 to $400 for wall hangings and Whariki start at around $1000 due to their size

SOLD: Wall Hanging Matariki 48 wide and 27 drop (made of hundreds of dyed piupiu strips)
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