Kete Whakairo Tuatahi - The Poi Room Ltd

Kete Whakairo Tuatahi

Christina Hurihia Wirihana


Kete Whakairo Tuatahi | Christina Wirihana


Harakeke, Natural dyes - Brown



Width - 310mm x Height - 170mm x Depth - 55mm


Christina Hurihia Wirihana: Toi Iho Artist

Ngati Maniapoto-Raukawa: Ngati Whawhakia: Ngati Pikiao


Christina is a contemporary artist, acclaimed in Aotearoa NZ and Internationally for her weaving which incorporates a mixture of customary and new practices.


Weaving has been Christina’s life, and in the last fifty-five years has shared her art experiences both Nationally and Internationally through exhibitions, artist residencies, conference presenter / observer, art commissions and generally being available when required. More recently, Christina has continued to advocate and research innovative pathways for Maori weavers through her long-standing National and International networks.


Christina and her Mother, Matekino Lawless QSM, have an established relationship as weavers and as good friends. This unique partnership has drawn much interest from National and International weavers, by sharing inter-generational expertise as a team.


Since 1998, Christina has continued to maintain her long association and relationship with the Longhouse at Evergreen State College, Olympia, USA and who continues to advocate their innovative vision to support Indigenous Research and Art Symposiums. This association will continue with the possibility of creating more opportunities for the up and coming researchers’ and artists of the future.



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The 'in situ mockup' is merely an example of visual representation within an environment and may not truly reflect the size of the work. Please refer to the measurements above for the exact dimensions of this artwork.



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