Te Awamutu Museum


Raranga (flax weaving)

Raranga (flax weaving)

In the 'Raranga' education programme an expert weaver will guide students through the cultural and practical aspects of making a kete from harakeke.

The contents of each programme are constructed around the learning intentions of the teacher, however in the past Raranga education programmes have contained: 

  • The hands-on construction of each students' own kete
  • Instruction regarding the harvesting and preparation of harakeke
  • Traditional protocol when working with flax

Other important information

  • Programmes last between two and a half and three hours
  • Cost is $5 per student
  • Minimum number of students 10, maxium 30.

Complimentary activities and programmes are available.

Recent teacher feedback from Raranga education programmes 

  • HighlightsLearning about Maori Customs, the weaving.
  • ProgrammeFlax Facts.
  • Facilitator Patient, informed, related well to children, shared knowledge in an easy to understand format, inspired children to want to learn more.

Gail - Tamahere Primary School

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