A group of south Hokianga weavers is honouring and demystifying a Māori sail held for centuries by the British Museum of London.

Their work, partly a response to a challenge laid down 100 years ago by a great Māori leader, will feature in Wawata, an exhibition at Kohukohu's Village Arts Gallery, writes Lindy Laird. Photos supplied by Village Arts Gallery.

What might not have changed much in form and fibre since one of the greatest migrations, led by possibly the world's greatest navigators, is behind another journey of discovery.

Te Rā, the hand-woven sail in the Oceania collection

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Wawata exhibition