Matariki parade one not to miss

book coverUnique and stunningly beautiful. This is my lasting impression of the Parade of Cloaks at South Learning Centre last Saturday. The variety of this small collection exposes the depth of skill and artistry needed to create such items.  The weavers  are of local and national repute:  Ranui Ngarimu, who explained to us the physical attributes and cultural context of each garment, and Paula Rigby. Read our interview with Paula here.

Awed as I was by the elegance of the show, I couldn’t seem to watch and listen at the same time,  so I’m going to see it again at New Brighton Library at 1.00pm this Saturday, and learn a bit more.  Too precious to photograph, the garments must be seen in person, so you’ll have to come too!

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