Māori and Pacific Textile Symposium

 

The beating of aute, or tapa, is a heartbeat that resounds across the ocean of Kiwa. The harakeke of Aotearoa, symbolising family, acknowledges the relationship of the Pacific people as one, through weaving. These genealogical and material connections will be explored at the inaugural 2011 Māori and Pacific Textiles Symposium, hosted by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. The symposium website, including info on registering online, is here.