A Celebration of Age and Tradition, 1990. Four generations of weavers, Ohaki Village, Waitomo

Gil Hanly, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in 1990. The place where it was made is unknown.
About the Work
This image features Dame Rangimārie Hetet (1892 – 1995), with her daughter Diggeress Te Kanawa, grand daughter and great grand daughter at the Ohaki Māori Village and Crafts Centre that they opened at Waitomo in order to pass on the knowledge of traditional Māori crafts. Rangimārie Hetet was instrumental in the preservation and resurgence of the tradtitional Māori Crafts. By the 1960’s she was probably the greatest living proponent of korowai (cloak weaving). She was a founding member of the Māori Women’s Welfare League in 1951 and was awarded an MBE in 1973, and a CBE in 1984. When she died in 1995 she had outlived 3 of her children and many of her descendents.
Image 304 x 416mm
colour photograph on paper
Portrait of four Māori women of different generations standing and seated in front of a black and white wall mounted image of two māori women. Image includes Rangimārie Hetet with her daughter Diggeress Te Kanawa, her grand daughter Rangi Te Kanawa and great grand daughter Clowdy Ngatai at Ohaki Māori Village and Crafts Centre, Waitomo, Waikato.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery, Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 2001
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Jul 2001


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