This exhibition aims to initiate a new wave of te toi whatu kākahu (Māori cloak weaving) in a contemporary gallery setting. An opportunity to look at new perspectives, as a creator, activator and weaver, as well as the techniques and history of whatu kākahu. Māori values of kaitiakitanga (stewardship), whanaungatanga (relationships) and manaakitanga (hospitality) are nurtured, while bringing people kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face)
with this beautiful art form. It is one that is often overlooked, but as a Māori practice it celebrates whakapapa (genealogy), deities and divine knowledge of the past.