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Catherine Schuster

Turapa - Cathy Schuster

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    Turapa | Cathy Schuster

    A group exhibition by Te Roopu Kotuku Rerenga Rangi - New Directions.


    Cathy Schuster

    Catherine is a weaver who specialises in piupiu making, kakahu (cloaks), and tukutuku (woven wall panels).

    She was mentored in the early years by her mother-in-law Emily, and has gained much of her knowledge alongside her husband James, while assisting with some of the many marae restoration projects they have been involved with, and also from her many weaving friends.

    She particularly enjoys the harvesting and processing of the natural resources required, from areas close to home at Lake Rotoiti.

    Retention of traditional arts and knowledge around weaving, for future generations, is at the heart of her practice as a weaver.

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    Artwork Description: 

    Experience the beauty of artist Cathy Schuster's stunning Turapa panel.

    Carefully mentored by her mother-in-law Emily, Cathy discovered her passion for harvesting and processing natural resources from Lake Rotoiti, all while helping to restore the area's marae.

    Step into the world of traditional arts and knowledge, and join her in the journey of preserving the precious culture for future generations. Woven with Kiekie natural, kiekie dyed, kakaho (toetoe stem), wooden kaho tarai (slats)



    Width - 600mm x Height - 900mm


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    Turapa - Cathy Schuster
    Turapa - Cathy Schuster
    Turapa - Cathy Schuster

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