The completion of this project in 2019 will increase ease of access for weavers, researchers, whanau and iwi groups. Te Awe provides a wonderful opportunity to work with and learn from the wealth of knowledge that is inherent in taonga tuku iho, which is being rediscovered through the eyes of weavers. This knowledge is then reattributed to the taonga to activate their mauri so that future weavers and others are able to grasp the unique knowledge that resides within these taonga.
No reira, ko te wawata, kia mahi tahi matou, hei ringa raupa ma te manāki taonga, hei tohu tuku iho mo te iwi Māori me ona uri whakaheke.
Na Bethany Matai Edmunds (Ngati Kuri, Weaver)
L.A. Spedding Associate Curator, Māori. Tāmaki Paenga Hira- Auckland Museum
Image: Kaitaka, Huaki. AM 1503