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Weekly Review No. 280 - Patterns in Flax Short Film (Full Length) – 1947 Documentary Arts/Culture Māori

Weekly Review No. 280 - Patterns in Flax

Short Film (Full Length) – 1947 Documentary Arts/Culture Māori

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This Weekly Review pays respect to the traditional Māori art of raranga (or weaving), and looks at the industrialisation of New Zealand flax (harakeke) processing. The episode features a factory in Foxton where Māori designs are incorporated into modern floor coverings. Patterns in Flax features some great footage of the harvesting and drying of flax plants, and shots of immense (now obsolete) flax farms.

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ARCHIVES NEW ZEALAND REFERENCE - 200,441
Source Format – 35mm motion picture film