Thursday, 25 June 2015

Harvesting harakeke.

Whaea Saf took us down to the creek where there is some beautiful harakeke growing by the stream. She sang a lovely karakia before telling us which strands of harakeke we could cut: Not the baby in the middle, nor its parents on either side, but the grandparents on the outside. After she'd cut some off, she showed us how to weave a star (which is what we'll be doing next week) and how to make a "clapper" which used to be given to kids to keep them busy while mum weaved. We carefully collected up the flax that had been cut and took it back to class.

1 comment:

  1. Hello my name is Aiden from Hornby Primary School Christchurch.Awesome flax weaving.How long did you stay outside?


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