Matariki is the Maori New Year. It is when the star cluster known as “The Pleiades” (or M45), rises in the north-east of New Zealand. The Matariki legend. According to tradition, Matariki has two meanings – tiny eyes or it is also sometimes called Mata ariki – the eyes of god. Maori legend tells of…
Harakeke is the missed-named plant which is actually a lily!
Called FLAX by the early Europeans, because they saw how the fibers were being used by Maori for weaving baskets, mats, fishing lines, and clothing.
See my video on how to weave a putiputi (flower).