Hopefully many of you have taken the opportunity to come in and view Turuturu: Fingers, Feathers and Fibre.

This vibrant exhibition showcases textile items from the taonga Māori collection. Many people have commented on the striking design of this display – which draws on a combination of two elements, the harakeke plant or flax bush and the woven structure of a kete.

Our designer has created the sense of a woven item, with convex and concave alternating panels creating the structure on which objects are displayed.

The use of colour references the harakeke leaves, stalk and flower. Kairaranga weavers are

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