Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School

Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School
Martha-Lee and Madeline

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Explanation: How to make Putiputi (Flowers) with Harekeke (Flax)

First split the flax into six or eight equal strips using your thumb nail and fingers. Then weave the strips over and under starting from the right. Next turn the flower around and weave again from right to left. After that continue to do this until you reach the end of the strips. Next tie a knot with the left-over strips and cut off the excess if you want to. Lastly leave your flax in your vase to dry up and watch it turn from green to brown.

Making of Putiputi demonstrated by Johnnie

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