The Art of Piupiu Making

The Art of Piupiu Making
Author(s): Ngapare Hopa
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This book covers, in very comprehensive detail, the traditional way to make a traditional Māori skirt or piupiu. It describes the preparation of the flax, assembly of the prepared pieces, the dyeing of the flax once assembled into a skirt and the weaving of a plaited or geometrically-patterned waistband. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and are illustrated with line drawings and black-and-white photos.
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Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Publisher: Reed
Edition: 1971
ISBN: 978-0589006518
Original language: English
Translations: None
E-book version available: No
Image credit: Ali Brown (scanned image)
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